George Benson — American Musician born on March 22, 1943,

George Benson is an American musician, guitarist and singer-songwriter. He began his professional career at twenty-one, as a jazz guitarist. Benson uses a rest-stroke picking technique similar to that of gypsy jazz players such as Django Reinhardt... (wikipedia)

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 whole life, I've never worried about being No. 1, because that's the guy they've got to get out of there.
We don't live in a jazz world, unfortunately. I think if I had lived in a jazz world, I would have done OK. I'm not sure I would have done great. I'm a lover of jazz music, so I would have been happy, don't get me wrong. I go to jazz concerts like the biggest jazz fan in world. The drag is that I don't play jazz for a living.
The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish.
Love songs are one of the great essences of life, the only thing that's lasting.