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mikemike13

Gerorge Benson Interview

Guitarist/vocalist George Benson has straddled the best of both worlds. Beginning his career as a young jazz man recording for CTI Records where he crafted the progressive soul-jazz albums White Rabbit and Bad Benson, he was a virtuoso critic favorite. A few years later, Benson crossed over to pop’s greener pastures when he recorded his 1976 classic Breezin’, and was soon dismissed by jazz purists for changing his style. Benson’s popularity continued to grow through the rest of the decade on the back of albums like In Flight and Give Me the Night.

Reflecting on his more than 60 years as a working musician, Benson’s recently penned autobiography takes the reader on the journey from poverty to private jets – and a world filled with music.

http://www.redbullmusicac...-interview

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Reply #1 posted 12/12/14 5:12pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #2 posted 12/12/14 5:15pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #3 posted 12/12/14 5:17pm

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George Benson, Lecco, Italy (1967). Photo by Robert Polillo.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #4 posted 12/12/14 6:21pm

Abdul

MickyDolenz said:

Narada is so silly, LOL!!

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Reply #5 posted 12/12/14 9:37pm

SoulAlive

Nice! I'm gonna have to pick up his autobiography.I wanna read his story.

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