b. Marybelle Luraine Ellison, 17th March 1931, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
d. 31st January 1983. Lorraine Ellison's full name is Marybelle Luraine Ellison Gonzalez-Keys (she was married twice) and was born and raised in Philadelphia.
Lorraine recorded with two gospel groups, the Ellison Singers and the Golden Chords, but left the latter in 1964 to pursue a solo career in R & B music.
She also sang with a group called the Sylvania Singers before forming the Ellison Singers.
'I Dig You Baby' (number 22 R & B) in 1965 was her first chart entry.