Paul Butterfield

As a student at the University of Chicago, Paul Butterfield was one of the first white men in the city to frequent the blues clubs of the black ghetto. He befriended Muddy Waters and Little Walter, who became his harmonica teacher. Thanks to the impact of the Rolling Stones in America, Butterfield enjoyed great success with his own blues-rock, performed by his band featuring guitarist Mike Bloomfield. After his triumph at Woodstock, Butterfield sank into drugs and recorded a series of mediocre albums. He died in general indifference. But it was Butterfield who paved the way for the white northern blues that dominates the American blues scene today.

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