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Top Ten Little Known Facts about Benny Golson


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10. Forced to give up playing the spoons as his primary instrument during WW II scrap metal drives.

9. Can communicate with all marsupials aside from the possum.

8. Denmark's highest literary award is named after him.

7. Evicted once for turning linen closet into an aquarium.

6. In the womb, lobbied unsuccessfully to be born in Trenton, instead of Philadelphia.

5. Can detect milk's freshness even behind a closed refrigerator door.

4. Stalked for three weeks by a fan who mistook him for Dexter Gordon.

3. Refuses to play any song with the letter S in the chorus.

2. Killer Joe was based on true events, though all names were changed.

1. Hates airports!

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