George Benson
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"George Benson" is a ten-time Grammy Award-winning American musician 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, rhythm and blues/R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-music recording sales certification/platinum on the Billboard 200/Billboard 200 chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. He has received a List of stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame#B/star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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