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George Benson

American recording artist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter

George Benson

American recording artist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter
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birthday
22nd
March, 1943
Birth Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Birth Sign
aries
Biography

George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 19 as a jazz guitarist.
A former child prodigy, 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. His album Breezin’ was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. Benson has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

instruments played
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Jack McDuff Fuse One

Genres

Jazz R&B funk soul

Occupations

Singer songwriter musician

Years Active

1954 present

Name

George Benson

Nationality

United States of America

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