Born April 1938. Actor, guitarist. Won a Grammy.
Chuck Benson – Started his broadcast career in 1960 as a writer at CKYL, Peace River, AB, where in 1965 he won the Gold Leaf Award (now called the Juno) for Top Disc Jockey for Canada. From there, a brief stint at CFRN, Edmonton, AB as Promotions Manager for AM/FM Radio. Then in ’62 helped open CKNL Fort St. John, BC. In ’68 Chuck and two others (Ernie Mushtuk and Ernie Mykyte) started up Yellowhead Broadcasting Ltd out of Edson, AB, eventually ending up with satellites in Grande Cache, Jasper, Whitecourt and Hinton, AB. He sold his interests and moved to Vancouver, ending up with CFVR, Abbotsford as General Sales Manager, then Manager of CHPQ, Parksville, and eventually as a Sales Consultant with CIGV-FM in Penticton. Chuck is retired from broadcasting and living with his wife in Parksville.
Twangy guitar, honking sax and those rebel yells were part of so many Duane Eddy recordings. During his early Jamie period his Gretsch hollow body guitar with a bit of echo was his signature sound. Thanks for this. There are still a few of us “rebels” kicking around who remember hearing this when it was brand new. Good luck with this project!
Hey Ed Mason, you described the sound to a T. Such a great instrumental. Thanks for sharing Chuck
Ridin’ around with your best buddies with the windows down and your arm hangin’ out. Great times, great music! Thanks Chuck.