I was so fortunate to be living in New York, being the age that I was, and going to hear what people now consider the legends at their peak, playing in the clubs they were most famous for

John "Jellybean" Benitez,, 18 October 2013

Jellybean Benitez or Jellybean, is an American drummer, guitarist, songwriter, DJ, remixer and music producer of Puerto Rican descent. Benitez has produced and remixed artists such as Madonna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and the Pointer Sisters. After appearances at the clubs Experiment 4 and Xenon, Benitez moved on to such prestigious showplaces as Studio 54 and the Electric Circus. With the dawn of the ’80s (and the death of disco), he continued DJing with a residency at Manhattan’s Fun House (beginning in 1981), and also hosted a dance show on New York’s WKTU.