UK blues guitarist and vocalist. Part of the late 60's UK blues scene brought together on the Blue Horizon
label. Label-mates of Fleetwood Mac
backed him on a few tracks on his debut album, such as John McVie
, Mick Fleetwood
and friend Peter Green (2)
, who introduced him to Mike Vernon
. In the early days Bennett was mainly a guitar/harmonica/pedal drum solo act popular in clubs, often backed on vocals by Stella Sutton
, whom he met at Epsom Art College and later married. By the 1970s Bennett had signed to manager Clifford Davis
which gave him a higher profile and appearances in the USA, such as a tour with John Mayall
23 September 1946.
26 March 1976, Warwickshire, in a vehicle crash aged 29, driving home after a session with Memphis Slim
Bennett had four children, Joe, Hannah, Esther and Ben by Stella, who ceased performing after his death.