George Benson

1943 - Today

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George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American jazz fusion guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He began his professional career at the age of 19 as a jazz guitarist. A former child prodigy, Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of George Benson has received more than 3,456,579 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia. George Benson is the 217th most popular singer (down from 188th in 2019), the 1,367th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,191st in 2019) and the 74th most popular American Singer.

George Benson is most famous for his guitar playing. He was a jazz guitarist who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009.

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  • 3.5M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.63

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.32

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.22

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among singers, George Benson ranks 217 out of 4,381Before him are Kris Kristofferson, Caterina Valente, Mylène Farmer, Boris Christoff, Etta James, and Chavela Vargas. After him are Nicolai Ghiaurov, Vicky Leandros, Teresa Berganza, Mario Del Monaco, George Strait, and Rob Halford.

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Among people born in 1943, George Benson ranks 94Before him are Wolfgang Overath, Barbara Bouchet, Mario J. Molina, Fouad Siniora, Jacques Attali, and Paul Van Himst. After him are Ken Thompson, Max Wright, Oskar Lafontaine, Ri Chun-hee, Reinaldo Arenas, and Jacques Laffite.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Benson ranks 1,367 out of 20,380Before him are Etta James (1938), John G. Avildsen (1935), Tyler Perry (1969), Dave Mustaine (1961), Mike Powell (1963), and Martin Balsam (1919). After him are Ken Thompson (1943), George Davis Snell (1903), Ludacris (1977), Rodney King (1965), Ron Jeremy (1953), and Vincente Minnelli (1903).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, George Benson ranks 74Before him are Ben E. King (1938), Mahalia Jackson (1911), Dr. Dre (1965), Britney Spears (1981), Kris Kristofferson (1936), and Etta James (1938). After him are George Strait (1952), Neil Diamond (1941), Phil Ochs (1940), Kim Carnes (1945), DJ Khaled (1975), and Bessie Smith (1894).