Paul Butterfield

1942 - 1987

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Paul Vaughn Butterfield (December 17, 1942 – May 4, 1987) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and band leader. After early training as a classical flautist, he developed an interest in blues harmonica. He explored the blues scene in his native Chicago, where he met Muddy Waters and other blues greats, who provided encouragement and opportunities for him to join in jam sessions. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Butterfield has received more than 1,142,025 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Paul Butterfield is the 1,256th most popular musician (down from 1,172nd in 2019), the 6,239th most popular biography from United States (down from 5,619th in 2019) and the 501st most popular American Musician.

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  • 23

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  • 3.88

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Among musicians, Paul Butterfield ranks 1,256 out of 2,675Before him are Daryl Hall, Bob Rock, Charles Lloyd, Vinny Appice, Mike Stern, and Steve Miller. After him are Joe Morello, Alex Lifeson, Michel Camilo, Joshua Bell, Roy Wood, and Geoff Nicholls.

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Among people born in 1942, Paul Butterfield ranks 388Before him are Carl Douglas, Quentin Bryce, Gualtiero Bassetti, Yvette Mimieux, Bas Jan Ader, and Chris Hani. After him are Danièle Thompson, Vinicio Cerezo, Abdulsalami Abubakar, Dobromir Zhechev, Gennady Sarafanov, and Claudine Longet. Among people deceased in 1987, Paul Butterfield ranks 162Before him are Gerald Moore, Franjo Wölfl, František Šafránek, J. Lawton Collins, C. L. Moore, and Hans Gál. After him are Alf Landon, Galo Plaza, Joseph Höffner, Uwe Barschel, John Hammond, and Igor Ilyinsky.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Paul Butterfield ranks 6,239 out of 15,968Before him are Mumia Abu-Jamal (1954), Stephen Decatur (1779), Noah Hathaway (1971), Gaylord Nelson (1916), Johnny Nash (1940), and Paul Creston (1906). After him are Edgar Bergen (1903), Thomas Hampson (1955), Krysten Ritter (1981), Sally Menke (1953), Kane Hodder (1955), and Jenette Goldstein (1960).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Paul Butterfield ranks 501Before him are Jim Root (1971), Daryl Hall (1946), Charles Lloyd (1938), Vinny Appice (1957), Mike Stern (1953), and Steve Miller (1943). After him are Joe Morello (1928), Joshua Bell (1967), Pepper Adams (1930), Ralph Towner (1940), Bonnie Raitt (1949), and Ma Rainey (1886).