Paul Butterfield

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Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
May 4, 1987 (44)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
17, 1942
Birthplace
Chicago, IL
Death Date
May 4, 1987 (44)

About

Remembered best for his work with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, this blues, rock, soul, and jazz fusion singer and harmonica player released such popular albums as East-West, Keep On Moving, and The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw. With his second band, Paul Butterfield's Better Days, he released several more recordings.

Before Fame

In his early years, he trained as a classical flautist and was also a high school track star. In the first years of his musical career, he studied at the University of Chicago.

Trivia

His series of surgeries for peritonitis resulted in an addiction to painkillers. Sadly, he died of a heroin overdose at the age of forty-four.

Family Life

He was born into an Irish Catholic family in Chicago, Illinois. He later lived in Woodstock, New York with his wife Kathy and his son Lee.

Associated With

He was a friend and musical collaborator of fellow blues singer Maria Muldaur.

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