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Paul Butterfield

Butterfield performing at
Woodstock Reunion 1979
Background information
Birth name Paul Vaughn Butterfield[1]
Born (1942-12-17)December 17, 1942[1]
Chicago, Illinois[1]
Died May 4, 1987(1987-05-04) (aged 44)[2]
North Hollywood, California[2]
Genres Blues rock, Chicago blues, blue-eyed soul
Occupation(s) Musician


Years active 1963–1987
Labels Elektra, Bearsville
Associated acts The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Paul Butterfield’s Better Days
Notable instruments
Hohner Marine Band harmonica

I guess if you stay around long enough, they can't get rid of you.
They want to create rather than decimate.
I think I'm better than all the people who are trying to reform me.
A lot of people relate me to the blues but I don't think it's a hindrance at this point. I've been doing it long enough that I can do different things and be accepted.
Paul Butterfield