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 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.[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

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.
Give Me the Night
 
"Give Me the Night" is a song recorded by American jazz musician George Benson, which he released from his 1980 studio album of the same title.
Turn Your Love Around
 
"Turn Your Love Around" is a vocal pop/R&B single by George Benson.

Photos - George Benson429

Popular Albums89

Album Appearances & References102

Popular Songs14

Song Appearances & References9

Live Album Appearances & References4

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 & Singles676

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Appears On47

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Spotify - Top Tracks10

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

News Articles7

Celebrating The 75th Birthday Of George Benson
  –  March 22, 2018
Coming up on Soulsations, hear music from Jazz/Soul Artist George Benson. The legendary guitarist and singer turns 75! His music career spans over half a decade. Benson's upcoming tour schedule includes performing at the Jazz Heritage Fest in New ...
George Benson: Guitar hero on the hill
  –  February 20, 2018
(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 singer to jazz master to R&B hitmaker. The Hill District native began performing at around age 7 or 8 ...
Celebrating The 75th Birthday Of George Benson
  –  March 22, 2018
Coming up on Soulsations, hear music from Jazz/Soul Artist George Benson. The legendary guitarist and singer turns 75! His music career spans over half a decade. Benson's upcoming tour schedule includes performing at the Jazz Heritage Fest in New ...
George Benson: Guitar hero on the hill
  –  February 20, 2018
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 ...
GEORGE BENSON – OTHER SIDE OF ABBEY ROAD
  –  March 31, 2018
This classic by jazz/pop superstar George Benson is available once again, this time in the preferred jewel box package. Tracks include “Golden Slumbers,” “You Never Give Me Your Money,” “Come Together,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something ...
Celebrating The 75th Birthday Of George Benson
  –  March 22, 2018
Coming up on Soulsations, hear music from Jazz/Soul Artist George Benson. The legendary guitarist and singer turns 75! His music career spans over half a decade. Benson's upcoming tour schedule includes performing at the Jazz Heritage Fest in New ...
George Benson: Guitar hero on the hill
  –  February 20, 2018
(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 singer to jazz master to R&B hitmaker. The Hill District native began performing at around age 7 or 8 ...

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