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

Michael Bloomfield

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

An American musician, guitarist, and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969-70. Respected for his fluid guitar playing, Bloomfield knew and played with many of Chicago's blues legends even before he achieved his own fame, and was one of the primary influences on the mid-to-late 1960s revival of classic Chicago and other styles of blues music. ~ Wikipedia: Mike Bloomfield ~ retrieved February 8, 2014 © Wikipedia

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July 28, 1979 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (4) Chic, Good Times ~ #2 (2) Anita Ward, Ring My Bell ~ #1 (1) Donna Summer, Bad Girls


Michael Bloomfield ~ Ranked Fricke's Picks: #22 Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists in 2003 ~ Bloomfield's reputation as the American white-blues guitarist of the 1960s rests on a small, searing body of work: his licks on Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited, his two LPs with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and his sublime jamming with Al Kooper on 1968's Super Session. ~ 2003 © Rolling Stone

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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