Today: Paul Butterfield passed away in 1987 – 25 years ago

From Wikipedia:

Paul Butterfield (17 December 1942 – 4 May 1987) was an American blues vocalist and harmonica player, who founded the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the early 1960s and performed at the original Woodstock Festival. He died of drug-related heart failure.

“Born In Chicago” Live @ Monterey Pop Festival – 1967

Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s best album:

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