Though he's really only remembered for one major hit--1976's "Fooled Around and Fell in Love"--Elvin Bishop has been kicking around the American blues rock scene since the early 1960s. Born in Southern California in 1942, be became fascinated with the blues as a child by listening to it on the radio. When he grew up, he took to the guitar and began to play in bands in his late teens and early 20s. His passion took him to Chicago, where he immersed himself in the city's historic blues scene. Eventually, Bishop paired up with the Butterfield Blues Band, which is now regarded as one of the first bands to meld blues and rock music together. Throughout the 1970s, he regularly performed with legends of the genre, including Eric Clapton and B.B. King. His aforementioned hit single resonated strongly with radio listeners and peaked at number three on the Billboard charts.
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