Michael Bloomfield

By J Poet

Mike Bloomfield was one of the leading white blues guitar players of the 1960s, responsible for the success of landmark albums like The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1963 Elektra), East West (1965 Elektra), Highway 61 Revisited (1965 Columbia), The Electric Flag’s Long Time Comin’  (1968 Columbia), and Supersession (1968 Columbia.) After his glory years, roughly 1964-1969, Bloomfield struggled with creative, personal and drug problems. He died in 1981 of a drug overdose, only 37 years old.

 

Like the blues song says, Bloomfield was born in Chicago in... Read More

City Of Origin:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genre:
Blues, Chicago Blues
Birthdate:
07/28/1943
Death date:
02/15/1981
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