Bill Benham

Real Name:
William Benham
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British former classical violin (primarily) & viola player, music & Alexander Technique teacher, and fitter of adjustable chin rests & collar bone rests. Born in Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, UK.
At the age of 20, he joined the Bath Festival Orchestra, and at 22, The London Symphony Orchestra (1968-1973). At 27, he joined the Northern Sinfonia as Co-Leader. Two years later he returned to London where he worked as a freelance session musician (1975-2003). He also took up the viola in 1990. He has become the Leader of the Farley Quartet, re-launched in 2014 as the Wiltshire Quartet. He has developed an adjustable violin chin rest.
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SLS 841, 1E 191 ○ 02366-7 Bill Benham - Choral Symphony / Symphony No.9 In D Minor / Symphony No.8 In F album art Beethoven* / Sheila Armstrong · Anna Reynolds, Robert Tear · John Shirley~Quirk*, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Carlo Maria Giulini Beethoven* / Sheila Armstrong · Anna Reynolds, Robert Tear · John Shirley~Quirk*, London Symphony Orchestra Chorus*, London Symphony Orchestra*, Carlo Maria Giulini - Choral Symphony / Symphony No.9 In D Minor / Symphony No.8 In F His Master's Voice, His Master's Voice SLS 841, 1E 191 ○ 02366-7 UK 1973 Sell This Version
AXIS 6097 Bill Benham - Dixieland Goes Pop album art Bob Barnard Bob Barnard - Dixieland Goes Pop(LP, Album) Axis (3) AXIS 6097 Australia 1973 Sell This Version
SS 001 Bill Benham - Priest Of Love: The Film Score album art Joseph James (4) Joseph James (4) - Priest Of Love: The Film Score(LP, Album + 7", Single) Novelbond Ltd. SS 001 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SD 16029 Bill Benham - Face Value album art Phil Collins Phil Collins - Face Value (Album) Virgin SD 16029 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SAT LP 400 Bill Benham - Half The Day's Gone And We Haven't Earne'd A Penny album art Kenny Lynch Kenny Lynch - Half The Day's Gone And We Haven't Earne'd A Penny(LP, Album) Satril SAT LP 400 UK 1983 Sell This Version
EMCS 1077873, EMC 1077871/881 Bill Benham - Silver album art Cliff Richard Front Page and 2 more… Cliff Richard - Silver (Album) EMI EMCS 1077873, EMC 1077871/881 UK 1983 Sell This Version
818 858 Bill Benham - The Fugitive Kind album art Swans Way Illuminations Swans Way - The Fugitive Kind (Album) Balgier, Phonogram 818 858 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
none Bill Benham - Scipion - Paris 14 Mai 1979 album art Haendel* - Handel Opera Society*, Anthony Roden, Peter Jeffes, Valérie Masterson, Helen Watts, Paul Esswood, Ian Comboy, Charles Farncombe Haendel* - Handel Opera Society*, Anthony Roden, Peter Jeffes, Valérie Masterson, Helen Watts, Paul Esswood, Ian Comboy, Charles Farncombe - Scipion - Paris 14 Mai 1979(3xLP, Album + Box) FNAC none France 1984 Sell This Version
RIGEL 9 Bill Benham - Rigel 9 album art David Bedford, Ursula Le Guin David Bedford, Ursula Le Guin - Rigel 9 (Album) Charisma RIGEL 9 UK 1985 Sell This Version
407 281-652, 407 281 Bill Benham - Mad Not Mad album art Madness Madness - Mad Not Mad (Album) Zarjazz, Virgin 407 281-652, 407 281 Europe 1985 Sell This Version
207581-620, 207 581, 207581 Bill Benham - Because We Love You album art Stephen Duffy Stephen Duffy - Because We Love You(LP, Album) 10 Records, 10 Records, 10 Records 207581-620, 207 581, 207581 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
NEG 21, 248 627-7 Bill Benham - Come On Home album art Everything But The Girl Everything But The Girl - Come On Home (Single, Maxi) Blanco Y Negro, Blanco Y Negro NEG 21, 248 627-7 UK 1986 Sell This Version
24 85867 Bill Benham - Don't  Leave Me Behind album art Everything But The Girl Everything But The Girl - Don't Leave Me Behind (Single) Blanco Y Negro, WEA 24 85867 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
9 25494-4, 4-25494 Bill Benham - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright album art Everything But The Girl Everything But The Girl - Baby, The Stars Shine Bright (Album) Blanco Y Negro, Blanco Y Negro, WEA, WEA 9 25494-4, 4-25494 US 1986 Sell This Version
832 213-2 Q-1 Bill Benham - It's Better To Travel album art Swing Out Sister Swing Out Sister - It's Better To Travel (Album) Mercury 832 213-2 Q-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
834 301-1, 834 359-1, 834 360-1 Bill Benham - Sindarella Suite album art Teresa De Sio Teresa De Sio - Sindarella Suite(2xLP, Album, Etch) Philips, Philips, Philips 834 301-1, 834 359-1, 834 360-1 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
30155 Bill Benham - Pour Nos Vies Martiennes album art Etienne Daho Etienne Daho - Pour Nos Vies Martiennes (Album) Virgin 30155 France 1988 Sell This Version
842 001-2 Bill Benham - Step By Step album art Clive Griffin Clive Griffin - Step By Step (Album) Mercury 842 001-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
ND 74758, ND74758 Bill Benham - Sarah Jane Morris album art Sarah Jane Morris Sarah Jane Morris - Sarah Jane Morris(CD, Album) Jive, Jive ND 74758, ND74758 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
838 293-2 Bill Benham - Kaleidoscope World album art Swing Out Sister Precious Words and 1 more… Swing Out Sister - Kaleidoscope World (Album) Fontana 838 293-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
tplp15cdL Bill Benham - Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! album art Sykurmolarnir* Planet (as B. Benham) Sykurmolarnir* - Here Today, Tomorrow Next Week! (Album) One Little Indian tplp15cdL UK 1989 Sell This Version
4-91384, 91384-4 Maxi Priest Space In My Heart (as William Benham) Maxi Priest - Bonafide (Album) Charisma, Charisma 4-91384, 91384-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
848 453-1 Bill Benham - Inside Out album art Clive Griffin Clive Griffin - Inside Out (Album) Mercury 848 453-1 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-3161~64 Bill Benham - Splendid Collection album art Swing Out Sister Swing Out Sister - Splendid Collection(4xCD, Comp + Box) Fontana PHCR-3161~64 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
COL 477693 2 Bill Benham - Léon (Bande Originale Du Film) album art Eric Serra Eric Serra - Léon (Bande Originale Du Film) (Album) Columbia COL 477693 2 France 1994 Sell This Version