Steve Cropper, April 2007
|Born||October 21, 1941|
Dora, Missouri, US
|Genres||Rhythm and blues, soul, funk, electric blues, blues|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, producer, actor|
|Associated acts||Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Mar-Keys, The Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, The Jeff Beck Group, Sam and Dave, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Carla Thomas, Tower of Power, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Ambergris|
Steven Lee Cropper (born October 21, 1941 in Willow Springs, Missouri), also known as Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the guitarist with Booker T. & the M.G.'s who made instrumental music for singers such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. He sometimes also helped make records by these singers. He also became known as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
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- Allmusic biography.
- "Steve Cropper, 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" Rolling Stone, https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/5945/32609/32930