Personalities | Mike Bloomfield | Sixties | Rock

(Guitar, 1943–81)

Once a mainstay of Chicago’s Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the shorter-lived Electric Flag, Bloomfield was a prime mover in an apparent shift towards recognition for individual players rather than groups in the late 1960s. Joined by guitarist Stephen Stills and organist Al Kooper, his modestly titled Super Session was the best-selling CBS album of 1968. An in-concert offering with Kooper and a solo album, It’s Not Killing Me, was followed by a drug-addled artistic decline.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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