Richard Benson (musician)
Richard Benson in 2014 during a show in Ciampino, Italy
|Birth name||Richard Philip Henry John Benson|
|Born||10 March 1955|
|Origin||Woking, Surrey, United Kingdom|
|Years active||Since 1971|
Career[change | change source]
In 1983, Benson released his first LP, Animal Zoo. In 1984, he released the LP Renegade. In 1987 he was included on the compilation album, Metal Attack (RCA Italy – Talent).
In 1992, Benson played himself in Carlo Verdone's movie Maledetto il giorno che t'ho incontrato. In the second half of the 1990s he gave concerts in Rome. In 1999, he released his first CD, Madre Tortura.
Benson has then appeared in Italian national broadcast television as a music critic (Rai 2), together with Max Giusti. His work in the show was comical instead of serious. He played a sort of parody of his own character. In June 2013, he created an online television channel, "RichardBensonTV". He hosts a show there about heavy metal music. RichardBensonTv closed after just over a year.
In 2015 he released his second CD, L'inferno dei vivi.
Discography[change | change source]
- 1990: Buon Vecchio Charlie (recorded in 1971)
- 1983: Animal Zoo (single)
- 1984: Renegade (single)
- 1999: Madre Tortura
- 2015: L'inferno dei vivi
References[change | change source]
- "Richard Benson". BBC. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- (in Italian) Infos at stampamusicale.altervista.org
- (in Italian) Richard Benson torna nei negozi con "L'inferno dei vivi, Panorama, 18 March 2015.
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