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Bobby Benson

Born 1921 in Western NigeriaJoined British Merchant Navy1944 his ship was torpedoed and as set adrift at sea for 32 days before being rescued and taken to London.Formed the Negro Ballet and toured the European CapitalsReturned to Nigeria with wife he met in Britain and established the Bobby Benson and Cassandra Theatrical PartyBobby Benson Jam Session Band had numerous hits including “Taxi Driver”Became President of the Nigerian Musicians Union until he died in 1983