George Benson

Rhythm and blues, Musical Artist

1943 –

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Who is George Benson?

George Benson is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist.

Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. A one-time child prodigy, he topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 with the triple-platinum album, Breezin', He was a major live attraction during the 1980s, and still has a large following. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Born
Mar 22, 1943
Pittsburgh
Also known as
  • George Benson
  • George Benson
  • Georges Benson
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Connelly High School
  • Schenley High School
Lived in
  • Hill District

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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