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George Benson

1943 - Today

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George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American guitarist and singer. 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 2,562,432 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). George Benson is the 208th most popular singer (down from 192nd in 2019), the 1,317th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,217th in 2019) and the 68th 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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  • 2.6M

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  • 69.27

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.75

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.87

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, George Benson ranks 208 out of 3,541Before him are Dionne Warwick, Nicolai Gedda, Franco Corelli, Neil Diamond, Peter Green, and Rob Halford. After him are Boris Christoff, Debbie Harry, Drake, Sammy Davis Jr., Tom Morello, and Omara Portuondo.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, George Benson ranks 74Before him are Ken Thompson, Joni Mitchell, Lucio Dalla, Pervez Musharraf, Sam Shepard, and Piet Keizer. After him are Klaus von Klitzing, Betty Williams, Antonio Inoki, Vint Cerf, Paul Van Himst, and Ri Chun-hee.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Benson ranks 1,317 out of 15,968Before him are Anthony Bourdain (1956), Rene Russo (1954), Cordell Hull (1871), Karen Grassle (1942), John Brown (1800), and Count Basie (1904). After him are Jack Dempsey (1895), Aaron Spelling (1923), George Minot (1885), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Tom Berenger (1949), and William Boeing (1881).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, George Benson ranks 68Before him are Sam Cooke (1931), Dr. Dre (1965), Trini Lopez (1937), Courtney Love (1964), Dionne Warwick (1940), and Neil Diamond (1941). After him are Debbie Harry (1945), Sammy Davis Jr. (1925), Tom Morello (1964), Chris Cornell (1964), Bessie Smith (1894), and Meat Loaf (1947).

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