George Benson - Did You Know?

George Benson - Did You Know?March 23, 2019

Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American singer, songwriter and guitarist, George Benson.




George Benson is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. Benson began his professional music career when he was 21 years old, playing the guitar, especially jazz. He uses a rest-stroke picking technique that is similar to that of gypsy jazz players like Django Reinhardt.

Benson first came to prominence during the 1960s, when he was playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. Later, he decided to launch a solo career, which turned out to be very successful. In his music, he alternated between jazz, R&B, pop and scat singing.

The album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, toppong the Billboard album chart in 1976. His concerts were well attended through the 1980s, and he still has a large following. Benson has also been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

One of George Benson's most known and successful songs is "Give Me The Night," where he is looking forward to a night on the town. Since the song is geared to an adult audience, this night is classy, with wine, dancing and music. There is also loving in the air, so a little late romance is a strong posibility as well.

The song "Give Me The Night" was written by Rod Temperton, who wrote the songs "Thriller" and "Rock with You" for Michael Jackson, and was produced by Quincy Jones, who also assembled the top-tier musicians to play on the song.

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