Steve Cropper
Jun28

Steve Cropper

Steve Cropper Biography Probably the best-known soul guitarist in the world, Steve Cropper came to prominence in the early ’60s, first with the Mar-Keys (“Last Night”), then as a founding member ofBooker T. & the MG’s. A major figure in the Southern soul movement of the ’60s, Cropper made his mark not only as a player and arranger (most notably on classic sides by Otis Redding, Sam & Dave,...

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Mike Bloomfield
Jun28

Mike Bloomfield

Mike Bloomfield Biography MICHAEL BERNARD BLOOMFIELD was born July 28, 1943, in Chicago, Illinois. An indifferent student and self-described social outcast, Bloomfield immersed himself in the multi- cultural music world that existed in Chicago in the 1950s. He got his first guitar at age 13. Initially attracted to the roots-rock sound of Elvis Presley and Scotty Moore, Bloomfield soon discovered the electrified big-city blues music...

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Peter Green
Jun28

Peter Green

Peter Green Biography Peter Green is regarded by some fans as the greatest white blues guitarist ever, Eric Claptonnotwithstanding. Born Peter Greenbaum but calling himself Peter Green by age 15, he grew up in London’s working-class East End. Green’s early musical influences were Hank Marvin of the Shadows,Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, and traditional Jewish music. He originally played bass before being invited in...

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George Harrison
Jun28

George Harrison

George Harrison Biography George Harrison was lead guitarist of the Beatles as well as a singer-songwriter on many of their most memorable tracks. Synopsis Born on February 25, 1943, in Liverpool, England, George Harrison formed a band with schoolmates to play clubs around Liverpool and in Hamburg, Germany. The Beatles became the biggest rock band in the world, and Harrison’s diverse musical interests took them in many...

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Dave Gilmour
Jun05

Dave Gilmour

David Gilmour is best known as guitarist, vocalist and writer with Pink Floyd, but is also increasingly renowned for his solo work: his highly acclaimed 2006 album, On An Island was Number 1 in the UK and achieved Top Tens in many countries. In September 2014 Pink Floyd released The Endless River and Gilmour confirmed that it would be the band’s final album: it topped the charts in over 20 countries. His new album will be his...

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