Oscar Benton is confirmed dead at the age of 71.

The life of Oscar Benton was filled with love and family joy.
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Oscar was best known as a Dutch vocalist ("Bensonhurst Blues").
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Oscar Benton's death was likely due to cancer.
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Oscar Benton
Oscar Benton
Birth nameFerdinand van Eis
Born (1949-02-03) 3 February 1949 (age 71)
Haarlem
GenresBlues, pop
Years active1960s–1980s[1]
LabelsDecca, Philips, DGG Records, Pathé Records
Websitewww.oscar-benton.com
Oscar Benton (born Ferdinand van Eis, 3 February 1949 in Haarlem- died IJmuiden, 8 November 2020) was a Dutch vocalist. He is also the founder of the Oscar Benton Blues Band in 1967. The band rose to fame in 1968 by being a runner up in the Jazz Festival, Loosdrecht, the Netherlands.
Contents
1 Career
1.1 Oscar Benton Blues Band
1.2 Monica and Oscar Benton
1.3 Blue Eyed Baby Band
1.4 Solo
2 Life
3 Discography
3.1 Albums
3.2 Singles & EPs
4 References
5 External links
Career
Oscar Benton Blues Band
In 1968, the Oscar Benton Blues Band released its first album, Feel so good. In 1969, they released the album The Blues Is Gonna Wreck My Life. In 1971, they released Benton ‘71.
Monica and Oscar Benton
He recorded two hit singles with the Dutch singer Monica Verschoor as "Monica and Oscar Benton" in the 1970s.
Blue Eyed Baby Band
In 1974, the band changed members and also the name by becoming Blue Eyed Baby. Oscar himself changed his stage name to Billy Boy Bishop.
The "Blue Eyed Baby" released the LP Blue Eyed Baby.
Solo
Oscar released with his 1981 homonymous album the Bensonhurst Blues, written by Artie Kaplan & Artie Kornfeld, and produced by the EMI Records. The Bensonhurst Blues, which is considered to be Oscar’s best hit, was part of the soundtrack of the 1999 movie La Bûche.
Earlier it was on the soundtrack of the film Pour la Peau d’un Flic (1979) which features Alain Delon. The earliest version of that song is that of Artie Kaplan in his 1973 album Confessions Of A Male Chauvinist Pig produced by the Hopi Records.
The Italian singer Adriano Celentano, in his 2004 album C’é Sempre un Motivo, included an Italian version, named Vengo del Jazz. A famous Romanian singer, Margareta Pâslaru, sings it in Romanian under the title Spuneam că nu-mi pasă (Bui bui bui). Another Romanian singer Aurelian Andreescu also recorded a Romanian language version of this song titled Îndrăgostitul. The song became the musical theme of the TV show Crazy Horse in the early 2000s.
In 2011, he released his CD album, "Oscar Benton is Still Alive".
Starting in 2016, guitarist Johnny Laporte and Oscar Benton recorded a new album titled "I Am Back". It was released on CD, Vinyl and as a digital album in 2018.
Life
Oscar Benton suffers from serious brain damage caused by an injury accident in 2008.
Discography
Albums
Year
Title
Label
1981
Bensonhurst Blues
Pathé Records
1983
My Kind Of Blues
Polydor
1984
If You Go Away
Folegandros
1994
Best Part Of My Life
SilenZ Records
2018
I Am Back
Singles & EPs
Year
Title
Label
1972
Everybody Is Telling Me
Imperial
1973
Bensonhurst Blues
Pathé
1981
Bensonhurst Blues
EMI
1982
I Believe In Love
Bleu Blanc Rouge, Carrere
1983
Not The Same Dreams Anymore
Biram
1983
Not The Same Dreams Anymore
Bleu Blanc Rouge
1983
Woolly Boolly Boogie
EMI
1984
If You Go Away (Ne Me Quite Pas)
Bleu Blanc Rouge
1986
Ooh What A Night!
Biram
1996
Ze Is Zoals Jij
Columbia
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