Paul Butterfield: Age 44 | Cause Of Death: POOR MAINTENANCE

(BORN: December 17, 1942, Chicago, IL; DIED: May 4, 1987, Hollywood, CA)

Paul Butterfield was a white harmonica player from the south side of Chicago. Paul Butterfield was considered the premier harmonica player of his time. In 1965 “The Paul Butterfield Blues Band” was released and remains a classic to this day. Caught  up in sixties flower-power, subsequent releases strayed from the blues format and lacked the power and intensity of their debut  album. The band also appeared at Woodstock, and their song “Love March” is featured on the soundtrack album. His death on May 4th, 1987 at the age of 44 was attributed to alcohol and drug abuse. Footnote~DeathRock