Marc Benno

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Marc Benno
Born (1947-07-01) July 1, 1947 (age 71)
OriginDallas, Texas, United States
GenresBlues, R&B
Occupation(s)Musician, session musician, composer
InstrumentsGuitar, piano, vocals
Years active1968–present
LabelsA&M, Shelter Records, Blue Skunk Music
Associated actsThe Doors, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Lightnin' Hopkins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rita Coolidge, The Asylum Choir

Marc Benno (born 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. He launched a solo career in the early 1970s, with the 1972 album Ambush being his most commercially successful. He wrote the song "Rock 'n Roll Me Again", which was recorded by the band The System for the soundtrack of the 1985 film Beverly Hills Cop; the soundtrack won a Grammy Award. Benno also worked with musicians such as the Doors, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Clarence White and Rita Coolidge.[2] Benno was the second guitar player on several tracks for the Doors' album L.A. Woman, alongside Robby Krieger.[3]



Year Album Peak chart positions
1968 Look Inside the Asylum Choir (with Leon Russell)
1970 Marc Benno
1971 Minnows
Asylum Choir II (with Leon Russell) 70
1972 Ambush 171[4]
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


  1. ^ [1] Archived July 24, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Marc Benno". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
  3. ^ [2] Archived June 2, 2015, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Biography by William Ruhlmann (1947-07-01). "Marc Benno | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-10-20.

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