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Happy Birthday To Englewood's George Benson

George Benson of Englewood.
George Benson of Englewood. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. -- Happy birthday to Englewood resident George Benson!

Benson, who is best-known as a guitar musician and songwriter, turns 73 on March 22.

Benson first came to prominence in the 1960s, playing soul jazz with Jack McDuff and others. He then launched a successful solo career, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing. His album Breezin' was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976.

Benson is a 10-time Grammy Award-winner. His most recent album, "Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole," was released in 2013.

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