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George Benson: Family helped me learn music

George Benson has revealed that his mother and stepfather helped to trigger his interest in music.
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Ibanez guitar player George Benson has credited his mother and stepfather with helping him to learn music.

According to the legendary jazz musician, he was seven years old when his stepfather brought a guitar home with him and showed him how to play a few chords.

Speaking to the Detroit Free Press, Benson said his mother also enjoyed music and was a particularly good singer.

"She sang to me all the time," he commented.

"By the time I was four, I knew a lot of songs."

Benson, who is best known for hits such as Give Me The Night and This Masquerade, added that his stepfather's interest in Charlie Christian led to him becoming a fan as well.

Django Reinhardt was also named as one of his favourite guitar players, along with Les Paul, who died in August at the age of 94.

"He could do just about everything," Benson said.

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Posted on 22 Oct 2009 17:00 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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