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Elvin Bishop, born October 21, 1942, is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitarist.

Remembered by many these days as a founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin Bishop has also tasted pop success with his 1976 smash hit “Fooled Around and Fell In Love.” Bishop’s long and varied career has included other musical stops along the way as well, from deep down gutbucket blues played in smoky South Side Chicago taverns, to raucous roadhouse R&B, to rollicking good time rock & roll. And at every stage along the way, he’s imbued all of his music with deep passion, a uniquely creative spirit, and more than a little bit of sly humor.

Born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Elvin Bishop didn’t have much exposure to live music as a youngster. But his family had a radio, and in between the pop schmaltz and the C&W that ruled the airwaves in the 1950s, that radio could sometimes catch the legendary R&B programming beamed throughout the southern part of the U.S. at night by Nashville radio station WLAC. That station introduced Bishop to the classic records of Jimmy Reed, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, and once his ears had been hooked, there was no turning back for young Elvin. He soon got his first guitar and on his own began scratching out the basic outlines of the blues, R&B and rock & roll that had captured his imagination.


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  • Steambull

    I listened to the "Raisin' Hell" live album from 1977 and it's kinda hard for me to describe what I heard. Bluesy Funk Rock?

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • GoodGirl_Li

    The Best!

    2 May 2012 Reply
  • brin33

    You better believe it.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • solublesnake

    Fuck yes Elvin Bishop! Elliott, Iowa.

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
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    26 Dec 2009 Reply
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    oh yeah the devils rejects !

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
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    The Devil's Rejects + "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" = Even better

    30 Sep 2008 Reply
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    Calling all cows!

    15 Aug 2007 Reply
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    I'm struttin' my stuff!

    25 Jul 2006 Reply