Words matter. These are the best George Benson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
My biggest song in the world is ‘Nothing’s Gonna Change My Love for You.’ All over the world, it’s number one on the whole planet.
Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing that’s lasting.
As my career has progressed, I’ve had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn’t change my desire to entertain folks. That’s really who I am.
I think I’m more entertainer than musician. I like to get with the crowd, make this night special for them.
One thing all the way through the show to me is boring. I don’t care how great the artist is. I find that if my audience is very young, and they want to hear very young songs, my show will be dominated by that. But there’ll be some ballads here and there and some swing tunes.
My stepfather met my mother when I was seven years old, and he was a guitar player. So he caught me messing with his guitar, his electric guitar, and he tried to show me some chords, but my hands were too small.
I actually got discovered in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania by a man who worked at a place that sold barbecue sandwiches!
I have been doing music all my life so everyday when I get up I expect music will be part of it.
Guitar gigs were everywhere in the ’50s, and I started diddling around so I could keep working. Playing honky-tonk, simple stuff. I took a few gigs with an organ band that put me out front.
My whole life, I’ve never worried about being No. 1, because that’s the guy they’ve got to get out of there.
I like Simon Cowell – look at how many great artists have come out of the U.K. because of him.
My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn’t imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer.
My stepfather had an electric guitar. He went to his pawn store one day to get a guitar and an amp, and I couldn’t understand what I was hearing. All afternoon, I just sat against the amp and let it reverberate through me. Something must have stuck.
The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish.
I keep my ears open. The world can change overnight; that’s what happens in this world. You never know. You have to keep your eyes and ears open. If you can’t keep up, you ain’t gonna catch up. I’ve been making records since 1953, and you just have to keep up.
If you play music for the right reasons, the rest of the things will come. The right reason to play music is that you love it. That’s why I play music. I never imagined that I was going to be doing this, especially because I never thought of myself as an instrumentalist.
I have seven boys.