George Benson, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


George Benson

American recording artist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter

Date of Birth: 22-Mar-1943

Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Profession: composer, singer, singer-songwriter, songwriter, guitarist, jazz guitarist, jazz musician, recording artist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About George Benson

  • George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
  • He began his professional career at the age of 21 as a jazz guitarist.
  • Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. 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.

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