Blues guitarist Michael Bloomfield
Guitarist
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
birth name: Michael Bernard Bloomfield

Michael Bloomfield

July 28, 1943, Chicago, IL ~ February 15, 1981, San Francisco, CA

One of America's first great white blues guitarists. […] His expressive, fluid solo lines and prodigious technique graced many other projects - most notably Bob Dylan' earliest electric forays - and he also pursued a solo career, with variable results. Uncomfortable with the reverential treatment afforded a guitar hero, Bloomfield tended to shy away from the spotlight after spending just a few years in it; he maintained a lower-visibility career during the '70s due to his distaste for fame and his worsening drug problems, which claimed his life in 1981. ~ Allmusic: Mike Bloomfield ~ retrieved July 28, 2013 © Allmusic

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July 28, 2012 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Katy Perry, Wide Awake ~ #2 (2) Maroon 5 featuring Whiz Khalifa, Payphone ~ #1 (1) Carly Rae Jepsen, Call Me Maybe

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Michael Bloomfield ~ Ranked #42 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2011.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ Inducted in the 2015 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame ~ The Butterfield Band converted the country-blues purists and turned on the Fillmore generation to the pleasures of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Willie Dixon and Elmore James. With the release of their blues-drenched debut album in the fall of 1965, and its adventurous East-West follow-up in the summer of 66, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band kicked open a door that brought a defining new edge to rock and roll. ~ 2015 © Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965) ~ Ranked #468 Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time in 2012 ~ Where American white kids got the notion they could play the blues. ~ 2012 © Rolling Stone



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