The Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1988 (The 1989 Induction Ceremony)

Nominated in: 2006   2013   2014   

Previously Considered? Yes  what's this?


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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)
East-West (1966)

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Born in Chicago (1965)

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Will The Paul Butterfield Blues Band be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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There is no good reason for the Butterfield Blues Band to be out. None.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 12.30.06 @ 23:18pm


For the song "East/West" alone they should be considered.

Posted by Dezmond on Monday, 08.27.07 @ 15:34pm


No excuse for them to not be in there. SO influential...Mike's guitar playing, Paul's blistering harmonica, and a great rhythm section. East-West was a seminal album and they honestly have to be in there.

Posted by Justin on Monday, 12.31.07 @ 12:37pm


The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ruled 1967!!.Bands like the Jefferson Airplane,The greatful Dead,Cream,plus many other current Rock N Roll hall of famers opened up for Butterfield!
Everybody please recognize...

Posted by Mitch on Wednesday, 06.25.08 @ 10:52am


Mo blues man than SRV ever could b
YES and YES

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 01.1.09 @ 20:20pm


mrxyz..I don't understand what you mean but I definately agree with the above comments. Good thing the group is already in the Blues Hall of Fame

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 18:33pm


mrxyz..I don't understand what you mean but I definately agree with the above comments. Good thing the group is already in the Blues Hall of Fame

Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 18:33pm


LOL well if you don't understand what I mean they why do you agree.. ??? Are you feeling ok.... ??? Testing 1,2,3... Keeebord to earth can you read me .?.over!

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 06.18.09 @ 22:45pm


Perhaps I should rephrase it. Although specifically I don't understand what you mean mrxyz, I can tell that you show support for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. In addition, by "above comments" I wasn't just refering to your comment, but all the others as well.

Posted by Keebord on Friday, 06.19.09 @ 10:14am


Now here {HEAR} is a real bluesman.. Gee and he did even wear black LOL
YES

Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 08.17.09 @ 20:47pm


Now here is a real bluesman !

heck he did even dress in black....LOL

Posted by mrxyz on Tuesday, 09.22.09 @ 22:35pm


Now hear is a real new blues man ...

Posted by mrxyz on Saturday, 02.27.10 @ 23:28pm


The most influential band that never charted on Billboard singles or albums charts!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.9.10 @ 18:13pm


a band that musicians listen to and praise highly . . . Butterfield was a great harpist, and these guys should have been inducted decades ago . . .

Posted by Michael on Tuesday, 02.15.11 @ 17:10pm


The most influential band that never charted on Billboard singles or albums charts!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 09.9.10 @ 18:13pm

I don't agree with that statement, at all. However, since they've been nominated (I wasn't aware of this), there might be hope after all. They've certainly proved to be influential. Butterfield was a great harmonica player.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 04.4.11 @ 13:50pm


I am surprised to see that such a band is not in Hall of Fame yet. We are talking about Paul Butterfield here!!! Come on! That is ridiculous.
They were just one of the best Blues-Rock bands in Rock History. I was reading the list of artists previously considered but never recognised as Rock legends...the list is incredible: The Spencer Davis Group, Lou Reed, Captain Beefheart, Albert King...and the most ridiculous things of all…they inducted Madonna; I am still trying to understand what she's got to do with Rock n Roll music. Shouldn’t she should be in Rubbish Hall of Fame?

Posted by Tony on Friday, 08.3.12 @ 10:57am


I hope he gets in.. One of the best new blues players.... heand his mates made the many of in roads

Posted by Happy on Tuesday, 10.23.12 @ 20:45pm


Four of the sixteen members of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band are from Chicago. I think Jann Wenner wants to induct them first before inducting Chicago during a Barack Obama presidency. Do you think they will actually induct David Sanborn with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band?

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 16 - Paul Butterfield (Chicago, Illinois), Mike Bloomfield (Chicago, Illinois), Sam Lay (Birmingham, Alabama), Jerome Arnold (Chicago, Illinois), Elvin Bishop (Tulsa, Oklahoma), Mark Naftalin (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Billy Davenport (Chicago, Illinois), Bugsy Maugh (Omaha, Nebraska), Phil Wilson (St. Louis, Missouri), Gene Dinwiddie (Louisville, Kentucky), David Sanborn (Tampa, Florida), Keith "Whistlin' Willie" Johnson (???), Buzzy Feiton (Centerpoint, New York), Rod Hicks (Detroit, MI), Steve Medaio (New York, New York), Trevor Lawrence (???)

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.3.12 @ 07:26am


No. I think that the only members inducted will be those who played on those first two albums.

Posted by Dezmond on Saturday, 11.3.12 @ 08:27am


wish them luck

Posted by happy on Thursday, 11.8.12 @ 19:58pm


Lets hope they get in

Posted by Happy on Wednesday, 11.14.12 @ 16:54pm


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