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George Benson Net Worth: Produced in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1943, George Benson began playing music professionally when he was 21 years old following a youth full of performance. He took up the jazz guitar and recorded his first record with Jack McDuff, “The New Boss Guitar of George Benson”. Benson released several more albums before his 1974 hit, “Bad Benson”, maintained the top position on the U.S. jazz graphs. Benson has 36 studio albums on the span of his career between 1964 and 2013. His 1976 launch, “Breezin'”, went triple platinum and began a chain of success that saw two more platinum records and two gold records through 1983. Benson has worked together with the Count Basie Orchestra, Fuse One, Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, and Charlie Christian, amongst others. Benson earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He’s been married to his own wife, Johnnie Lee, since 1965, and is a practicing Jehovah’s Witness.

Quick Facts

Birth date: March 22nd 1943
Death date: June 17, 1983, London, United Kingdom
Birth place: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Education:Connelly High School, Schenley High School
Spouse:Johnnie Benson
Awards:Grammy Award for Record of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance, Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best Traditional R&B Performance, Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, Male, Grammy Award for Best R&B Instrumental Performance, NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Jazz Album, Porin Award for Best Foreign Jazz Music Album, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You, Give Me the Night, Turn Your Love Around, Brooks, CA, United States, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, Irvine, CA, United States
Music groups:Fuse One
Nominations:Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals, Soul Train Music Award for Best Traditional Jazz Performance, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Male Artist, American Music Award for Favorite Soul/R&B Single, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album, Soul Train Music Award for Best Jazz Album – Group, Band or Duo, Independent Music Award for Best Song - Love, Echo Award for Jazz Production, Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You, Give Me the Night, Turn Your Love Around, Brooks, CA, United States, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, Irvine, CA, United States
Movies:Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, Deauville, Brooks, CA, United States, Beverly Hills, CA, United States, Irvine, CA, United States

Interesting Facts

1He was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Performance Arts category.
2Friends with Freddy Cole.
3He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7055 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
4Dedicated a 1992 show at the Florida Theatre to Hank Garland.
5Was influenced by legendary guitar player Hank Garland..
6Seven top 40 hits (USA) including "This Masquerade", "Give Me the Night" and "Lady Love Me (One More Time)".


1Pencil moustache
2Hollow body Japanese electric guitars: Ibanez GB10, LGB300, GB30TH
3Scat vocals matching his guitar soloing note-for-note


1"I'd sat down with a great blind pianist from San Francisco name Freddy Gambrel, he turned me onto some wonderful ways to get in and out of chord changes and weld harmonies together. Of course I still wanted to be like Charlie Christian, Django Reinhardt, and Hank Garland - my heroes. I've always liked the hot guitar guys.".

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1996Star on the Walk of FameWalk of FameRecordingAwarded on September 19, 1996 at 7055 Hollywood Blvd.




Atlanta2016TV Series performer - 1 episode
Luke Cage2016TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bunheads2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hit and Run2012performer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"
The Voice2012TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Intouchables2011performer: "The Ghetto"
Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV Movie "Watch What Happens"
Idols!2008TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Pursuit of Happyness2006performer: "This Masquerade" 1972
History Detectives2005TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Uptown Girls2003performer: "On Broadway Live Version" 1962
OT: Our Town2002Documentary performer: "The Ghetto"
The Yards2000performer: "Affirmation" 1975
Michael1996performer: "Dream" 1944 / producer: "Dream" 1944
Safe1995performer: "Turn Your Love Around"
Freddie as F.R.O.7.1992performer: "Keep Your Dreams Alive"
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV Series performer - 1 episode
Get a Life1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alega Gang: Public Enemy No. 1 of Cebu1988performer: "Nothing's Gonna Change My Love For You"
Big Business1988performer: "On Broadway"
Die Wicherts von nebenan1986TV Series performer - 1 episode
Miami Vice1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops1977-1982TV Series performer - 6 episodes
SCTV Network1981TV Series performer: "Off Broadway"
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
All That Jazz1979performer: "On Broadway" 1963
Boulevard Nights1979performer: "Street Tattoo"
Derrick1978TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978performer: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Finale
The Greatest1977performer: "The Greatest Love of All", "I Always Knew I Had It In Me"
Saturday Night Live1977TV Series performer - 1 episode



The New Mike Hammer1985-1986TV SeriesSweet Billy Marvel / George Langdon
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band1978Our Guests at Heartland



The One Show2009TV SeriesHimself
George Benson: Live at Montreux, 19862005VideoHimself
American Idol2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Heaven and Earth Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Today with Des and Mel2004TV SeriesHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Broadway's Best2002TV MovieHimself
Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America2001TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Mundo VIP2001TV SeriesHimself
Pavarotti & Friends for Afghanistan2001TV Special documentaryHimself
George Benson: Absolutely Live2000Video documentaryHimself
The 42nd Annual Grammy Awards2000TV SpecialHimself - Performer
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Later... With Jools Holland1998TV SeriesHimself
A Celebration of America's Music1998TV SpecialHimself
New York Undercover1996TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jon Hendricks: The Freddie Sessions1990Documentary shortHimself
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones1990DocumentaryHimself
The 3rd Annual Soul Train Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself
The 16th Annual American Music Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Soul Train1981-1989TV Series documentaryHimself
Live from Her Majesty's1988TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1988TV SeriesHimself
The 30th Annual Grammy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself
Sesame Street1985-1988TV SeriesHimself
Àngel Casas Show1987TV SeriesHimself
Fin de siglo1987TV SeriesHimself
The 1st Annual Soul Train Music Awards1987TV SpecialHimself
The 8th Annual Black Achievement Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Host
Top of the Pops1986TV SeriesHimself
Solid Gold1982-1986TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1970-1986TV SeriesHimself
Frank Sinatra: Portrait of an Album1985VideoHimself - guitar (uncredited)
Känguru1985TV SeriesHimself
Today1985TV SeriesHimself
Lynda Carter: Street Life1982TV MovieHimself
Good Morning America1979-1981TV SeriesHimself
Music Central1981TV MovieHimself
Talmage Farlow1981DocumentaryHimself
Count Basie at Carnegie Hall1981TV MovieHimself
The 23rd Annual Grammy Awards1981TV SpecialHimself
From Jump Street: The Story of Black Music1980TV SeriesHimself
The 22nd Annual Grammy Awards1980TV SpecialHimself
Numéro 11978TV SeriesHimself
The Midnight Special1977-1978TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Host
The Mike Douglas Show1976-1977TV SeriesHimself - Vocalist
Rock Music Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
The People's Command Performance: '771977TV MovieHimself
The 19th Annual Grammy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
Saturday Night Live1977TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
The Second Annual Rock Music Awards1976TV SpecialHimself
The Diahann Carroll Show1976TV SeriesHimself
Rock Concert1975-1976TV SeriesHimself
Dinah!1976TV SeriesHimself
The Borgia Stick1967TV MovieHimself - as Conductor of the Orchestra
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music2016TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Marcus2015Video documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2006-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Loose Women2010-2014TV SeriesHimself
Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark2014DocumentaryHimself
2013 Soul Train Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Rock in Rio1985-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer
Dobro jutro, Hrvatska2013TV SeriesHimself
B.B. King: The Life of Riley2012DocumentaryHimself
Down the Rhodes: The Fender Rhodes Story2011DocumentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician / Herself - Musical Guest
Michel Legrand and Friends2010TV MovieHimself
Breakfast2004-2010TV SeriesHimself
The Best of the World Music Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2009TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson1992TV SeriesHimself
Top of the Pops1980-1982TV SeriesHimself

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