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Born: 1943/03/22
Birth Place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Years Active: 1964–present
Genres: Jazz, Funk, R&B, Pop

George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is a multi-Grammy Award winning American musician, whose recording career began at the age of twenty-one as a jazz guitarist. He is also known as a pop, R&B, and scat singer. This one-time child prodigy topped the Billboard 200 in 1976 with the triple-platinum album, ''Breezin.” He was also a major live attraction in the UK during the 1980s. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt. His 1974 release, "Bad Benson" climbed to the top spot in the Billboard jazz chart, while the follow-ups, "Good King Bad" (#51 Pop album) and "Benson and Farrell" (with Joe Farrell) both reached the jazz top th... Continue Bio >>


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