Paul Butterfield Blues Band
When harmonica-playing Chicagoan Paul Butterfield joined with guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Elvin Bishop, they put a new emphasis on the blues in rock & roll. Members of the band backed Bob Dylan when he went electric at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965; four years later, the band rocked Woodstock.
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Signature songs: "Born in Chicago," "East West"