Marc Benno

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Marc Benno
Born (1947-07-01) July 1, 1947 (age 67)
Origin Dallas, Texas
Genres Blues, R&B
Occupations Musician, session musician, composer
Instruments Guitar, piano, vocals
Years active 1968-present
Labels A&M, Shelter Records, Blue Skunk Music
Associated acts The Doors, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rita Coolidge, The Asylum Choir
Website www.marcbenno.com

Marc Benno (born on July 1, 1947, Dallas, Texas) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist.[1]

Benno was a member of The Asylum Choir with Leon Russell in the late 1960s, and launched a solo career in the early 1970s, with his 1972 effort Ambush being the most commercially successful. He wrote the song "Rock 'n Roll Me Again", which was recorded by the band The System for the soundtrack to the 1985 film Beverly Hills Cop; this soundtrack won a Grammy Award. Benno also worked with musicians such as The Doors, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Rita Coolidge.[2]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Peak chart positions
US
1968 Look Inside the Asylum Choir (with Leon Russell)
1970 Marc Benno
1971 Minnows
Asylum Choir II (with Leon Russell) 70
1972 Ambush 171[3]
1979 Lost In Austin
1990 Take It Back To Texas
1994 Snake Charmer
2000 Sugar Blues
2002 Live In Gillespie County
2003 Golden Treasure
2003 Hit The Bottom
2004 I Got It Bad
2005 Live at the Chi Chi Club (with John Cipollina, Pete Sears)
2006 Crawlin (with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall)
2007 Live In Japan
2007 Shadow
2011 From the Vault
Live at the Pour House
2012 Nearly Famous

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marc Benno
  2. ^ "Marc Benno". AllMusic. 1947-07-01. Retrieved 2012-04-09. 
  3. ^ Billboard, Allmusic

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