Paul Butterfield

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Paul Butterfield
Butterfield performing at Woodstock Reunion 1979
Butterfield performing at
Woodstock Reunion 1979
Background information
Birth namePaul Vaughn Butterfield[1]
Born(1942-12-17)December 17, 1942[1]
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.[1]
DiedMay 4, 1987(1987-05-04) (aged 44)[2]
North Hollywood, California, U.S.[2]
  • Harmonica
  • vocals
  • guitar
Years active1963–1987

Paul Vaughn Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and band leader. His music was usually Chicago blues. In 1963, he formed the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which recorded several successful albums and was popular on the late-1960s. Butterfield was inspired by Muddy Waters.

Butterfield died in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California on May 4, 1987 at age 44 of an accidental drug overdose.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 County Clerk. "Paul Butterfield". Sweet Home Cook County. Archived from the original on May 13, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Musician's Death Laid to Overdose". Los Angeles Times. June 13, 1987. Retrieved July 23, 2013.