- George Bensonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02r2g7v.jpg2015-05-10T16:53:00ZTen-time Grammy Award winner George Benson chats to Johnnie about the 70's.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p02r2g8wSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 8 mins
- George Benson enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p029x17x.jpg2014-11-02T20:55:00ZMary Escolme in Pendine, West Wales nominates George Benson for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p029x18qSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
George Benson enters Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
- Full interview: the legendary George Benson joins Trevor Nelsonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01tsdwt.jpg2013-06-20T15:32:00ZGeorge shares some stories behind his selected songs featuring a number of fellow legends.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p01bp0f0Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 30 mins
Full interview: the legendary George Benson joins Trevor Nelson
- Teaser clip: George Benson gives Trevor Nelson his verdict on Amy Winehousehttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bmnmy.jpg2013-06-19T17:23:00ZDoes soul jazz legend George Benson rate Amy Winehouse's music? He tells Trevor Nelsonhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p01bmp2nSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 2 mins
Teaser clip: George Benson gives Trevor Nelson his verdict on Amy Winehouse
- George Bensonhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cgxkf.jpg2012-05-10T23:00:19ZSinger and musician George Benson chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p00sg77rSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
- George Benson shares his 1970s memorieshttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02cdbfx.jpg2011-11-28T00:00:24ZOne of America's greatest jazz guitarists George Benson remembers what it was like to make music in the 1970s.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/467f69b6-8d6d-4d2c-bfad-e89adf2806ff?clipfocus=p00m59chSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
George Benson shares his 1970s memories
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George Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, 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 #1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. He has received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.