George Benson

George Benson

 

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George Benson (born March 22, 1943)[3] is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at 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.[4] His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following.[4] Benson has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Highlights10

George Benson-In Concert-
Album
George Benson-In Concert- is an album by musical artist George Benson, released on February 17, 2017.
The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson
Song
The New Boss Guitar Of George Benson is a song by musical artist George Benson, released on February 14, 2017.
The Greatest Love of All
 
"The Greatest Love of All" is a song written by composers Michael Masser (music) and Linda Creed (lyrics).
Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You
 
"Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You" is a song written by composers Michael Masser and Gerry Goffin.

Photos - George Benson429

Popular Albums89

Album Appearances & References102

Popular Songs14

Live Album Appearances & References4

Song Appearances & References9

Musical Groups1

Minor Film Appearances & References2

Collaborators & Influencers48

Other Music-Related Relationships14

Personal & Professional Relationships2

Commercial & Non-Profit Relationships1

Awards & Nominations10

Events1

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Videos2

Spotify - Albums & Singles595

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Upcoming Concerts21

News Articles5

Sexy Arizona pad was once jazz guitarist and singer George Benson's home
  –  November 6, 2017
If there’s a sexier-looking house in all of Arizona, we’d like to see it. A stunning contemporary once owned by soul-soothing recording artist George Benson is on the market in Paradise Valley for $2.85 million. Set on close to 2.5 acres, the sprawling ...
Sexy Arizona pad was once jazz guitarist and singer George Benson's home
  –  November 6, 2017
A stunning contemporary once owned by soul-soothing recording artist George Benson is on the market in Paradise Valley ... Benson, 74, is a jazz guitarist and singer-songwriter whose music largely centers on love and romance. He has won Grammys for such ...
George Benson: Guitar hero on the hill
  –  December 19, 2017
Pittsburgh native and guitarist George Benson performs with his group at the Benedum Center in 2015. (Nate Guidry/Post-Gazette) Of all Pittsburgh’s exports, few are more talented than George Benson, whose stellar career found him going from doo-wop ...
Sexy Arizona pad was once jazz guitarist and singer George Benson's home
  –  November 6, 2017
If there’s a sexier-looking house in all of Arizona, we’d like to see it. A stunning contemporary once owned by soul-soothing recording artist George Benson is on the market in Paradise Valley for $2.85 million. Set on close to 2.5 acres, the sprawling ...
Sexy Arizona pad was once jazz guitarist and singer George Benson's home
  –  November 6, 2017
A stunning contemporary once owned by soul-soothing recording artist George Benson is on the market in Paradise Valley ... Benson, 74, is a jazz guitarist and singer-songwriter whose music largely centers on love and romance. He has won Grammys for such ...

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