Steve Benbow

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        Though never winning the notoriety or acclaim of contemporaries like Bert Jansch or Martin Carthy, scholars cite Steve Benbow as Britain's first folk guitarist and, by extension, the figure most pivotal in vaulting the instrument to the forefront of the U.K. roots music revival. Born in London on November 29, 1931, Benbow spent much of his adolescence in the Surrey area. Fluent in French, German, and Arabic, he originally planned for a life in animal husbandry, and in 1950 joine... Read more

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