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Allegra Bennett, Alumna of First SPMJ Reporting Class, Dies at 68

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By Milford Prewitt
November 1, 2015

Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album. Weather Report’s “Boogie Woogie Waltz.” McCoy Tyner’s “Understanding.” Prince’s “1999.” El DeBarge’s “All This Love.” Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message.”

Allegra Bennett loved those tunes and many, many more. They were part of her broad and personal soundtrack in 1980s Baltimore where we worked together at The Baltimore Sun and were to become fast friends for the next 30 years.

Her high-octane love of music and having a good time — indeed, a joyful life — were central to her being. She loved having friends over for barbecues and parties in her big backyard on Sequoia Avenue.

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Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album. Weather Report’s “Boogie Woogie Waltz.” McCoy Tyner’s “Understanding.” Prince’s “1999.” El DeBarge’s “All This Love.” Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message.”

Allegra Bennett loved those tunes and many, many more. They were part of her broad and personal soundtrack in 1980s Baltimore where we worked together at The Baltimore Sun and were to become fast friends for the next 30 years.

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