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George Benson

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Birthday
22, 1943
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1943 (age 79)
Birthplace
Pittsburgh, PA

About

Jazz guitarist and singer who performed the hit "On Broadway" in 1978. His performance style has been compared to Django Reinhart.

Before Fame

He started playing at a drug store with his ukulele.

Trivia

He is a ten-time Grammy Award-winner and released a triple Platinum-selling album called Breezin'. For the year 2020, his songs on Spotify received over 91 million total streams. In October 2021, former president Barack Obama wrote him a letter, congratulating him on his introduction to the New Jersey Hall of Fame. 

Family Life

He married his wife Johnnie in 1965 and they had six children together.

Associated With

He was once employed by Miles Davis.