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Elvin Bishop
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Musician
    (October 21, 1942- )
    Born in Glendale, California
    Blues/rock guitarist
    Member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1963-68)
    Recorded the solo albums 'The Elvin Bishop Group' (1969), 'Feel It!' (1970), 'Rock My Soul' (1972), 'Let It Flow' (1974), 'Struttin My Stuff' (1975), 'Raisin' Hell' (1977), 'Hog Heaven' (1978), 'Big Fun' (1988), 'Ace in the Hole' (1995), 'Party Til the Cows Come Home' (2004), 'Gettin My Groove Back' (2005) and 'The Blues Rolls On' (2008)
    Recorded the single 'Fooled Around and Fell in Love' (1976)
    He was jailed for stealing a coat from a restaurant.
    He presents himself as a country bumpkin, despite having won a National Merit Scholarship to study physics at the University of Chicago.
    He was nicknamed 'Pigboy Crabshaw.'
    He was a one hit wonder.
    He does not sing on his one hit; the vocals were by future Starship member Mickey Thomas.
    Rolling Stone described his music as 'raucous blues with high energy soloing... all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit.'
    He said that his vocal limitations improved his songwriting 'because to really get over with a voice like mine... you have to have a strong story and really good words to capture people's imagination.'
    He toured and recorded with B.B. King.
    His ex-wife Jennifer and daughter Selina were murdered in a bizarre extortion scheme (2000).

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