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George Benson

1943 - Today

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George Washington Benson (born March 22, 1943) is an American 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 2,804,154 page views. His biography is available in 42 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). George Benson is the 189th most popular singer (up from 208th in 2019), the 1,191st most popular biography from United States (up from 1,316th in 2019) and the 61st 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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  • 2.8M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 60.94

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 42

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 4.91

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.98

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among SINGERS

Among singers, George Benson ranks 189 out of 3,528Before him are Neil Diamond, Zarah Leander, Tori Amos, Joan Sutherland, Anna Netrebko, and Desireless. After him are Etta James, Franco Corelli, Marie-Louise O'Murphy, Astrud Gilberto, Petula Clark, and Drake.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1943, George Benson ranks 75Before him are Pervez Musharraf, Bernard Tapie, Arthur Ashe, Jean-Louis Tauran, Ulay, and Mustafa Dzhemilev. After him are Princess Christina, Mrs. Magnuson, Wolfgang Overath, Yohji Yamamoto, Arthur B. McDonald, Lucio Dalla, and Prince Amedeo, Duke of Aosta.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, George Benson ranks 1,191 out of 18,182Before him are Zelda Fitzgerald (1900), Scott Wilson (1942), Frank Sheeran (1920), Dennis Quaid (1954), Wallace Carothers (1896), and David J. Wineland (1944). After him are Etta James (1938), Joe Satriani (1956), Elizabeth Montgomery (1933), Andrew Garfield (1983), Morgan Fairchild (1950), and Fred Trump (1905).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, George Benson ranks 61Before him are Dr. Dre (1965), Chester Bennington (1976), John Denver (1943), Ben E. King (1938), Neil Diamond (1941), and Tori Amos (1963). After him are Etta James (1938), Sam Cooke (1931), Cass Elliot (1941), Kenny Rogers (1938), Tom Morello (1964), and Dionne Warwick (1940).

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