The Legend Soul Blues Singer JO JO Benson Dies at the age 76
|The Legend Soul Blues Singer JO JO Benson Dies at the age 76|
Jo Jo Benson, a Phenix City native was found dead early Tuesday morning at a Motel 6 on Victory Drive in Columbus GA.
Benson grew up singing in the Church and Winning many talent shows in his home town and surrounding areas. And leter went off to sing background for the legendary Chuck Willis.
|JO JO Benson & Peggy Scott|
|JO JO Last Album 1999|
|Jo Jo Benson , Ed Mendel & Peggy Scott|
But the fame was short-lived and Benson eventually returned to his life in the Chattahoochee Valley Columbus GA. Over the years, Benson owned several nightclubs in the local area. And his brother, Gene Hewell, owned a men’s fashion store on Broadway called the Movin’ Man.
Many in the Columbus entertainment arena were saddened today by the news of Benson’s death along with many others that left Columbus GA and went on to become national artist inside the entertainment industry who knew and worked with JO JO Benson.....Dallas Austin, Basic Black, Joe, LA Winn, DSOS Band, Bases Load Entertainment and many others. Their love and prayers are going out to the family on social media for this great loss......