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George Benson

Updated on September 30, 2015
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Marc has worked in Radio for years, his folks having started a jazz station when he was a teen and he has been on WMUR, WNCU, and now WCOM

George Benson Rocks Durham

I was in my usual watering hole in Durham having my usual Lunch when someone noticed that Mr. Benson was in the building having coffee..

The owner of the restaurant, Dorian Bolden, was informed of this and got into a conversation with Mr. Benson and I later joined the conversation....We talked about the nature of the music business, and piracy, and mob ties to the industry, and some of the interesting characters he had worked with during his career.

At the end of the day, he offered me two tickets to his concert which was amazing...I went with one of my bosses and we had a great time listening to a true legend perform with some outstanding backup musicians..

There is no doubt Mr. Benson still has it, and he had the crowd dancing when he did hits like On Broadway and This Masquerade....he played both his Pop hits as well as some of his traditional jazz standards...

I truly hope this amazing legend can come back to the area, and I'm sure those 1,000 or so I saw dancing in the theatre are hoping for the same.....


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      Kenneth Avery 14 months ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Benson and "On Broadway," are such a great way to spend some time alone--just getting into the tone and depth of Benson's voice.

      Great hub, blues.

      And thanks for the follow. I will be sending personal 'thank you' emails in the next few days.


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      AJ 2 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Love jazz and George Benson!

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      Deb Hirt 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I spent some of my early days listening to George Benson and met his family years ago. The entire family has talent, and they frequented a restaurant where I worked. We all got together after hours, listened to him play, and socialized. Thanks for the memories.

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      Marc Lee 2 years ago from Durham, NC

      Yes I truly do love great concerts....

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      Pat Mills 2 years ago from East Chicago, Indiana

      I'm glad to hear that you had a good concert experience.