Posted by themusicsover on May 4, 2010
December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987
Paul Butterfield was a harmonica player and singer who was an integral part of the growth of blues rock. He was also part of the Chicago scene of the early ’60s that introduced the blues to middle class white kids. He was also one of the few “blues” artists that performed at Woodstock. In his early days, Butterfield, along with friend Elvin Bishop, played with the likes of Muddy Waters, Junior Wells and Howlin’ Wolf. He spent the next two decades performing and recording with various versions of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Butterfield suffered a fatal heart attack on May 4, 1987. He was 44.
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