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Songwriter Bennie Benjamin


Bennie Benjamin was one of the most prolific New York City tin pan alley songwriters, having composed dozens of major hit songs steadily from the early 1940's right through the rock & roll 1950's and beyond.

This week, Joel Najman's My Place program tells the story of Bennie Benjamin's fascinating life illustrated by many of his biggest songwriting successes. Major hit recordings by Frank Sinatra, Perry Como and the Ames Brothers are among the selections presented.

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