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George Benson's Big Day

Mar 22 2013


Happy Birthday to Grammy winning guitar legend George Benson who celebrates his 70th today (March 22).  George was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and got his start playing the ukulele when he was just seven years old.  He began playing guitar with organist Jack McDuff while still in high school and went on to release his debut album, The New Boss Guitar when he was 21.  Benson has ten Grammy Awards to his name and was honored as a NEA Jazz Master in 2009.  George is currently working on his next album, a tribute to his favorite artist Nat "King" Cole.  His next live performance will be at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival on April 26. 

Last changed: Mar 22 2013 at 5:06 AM

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