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Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player. Bishop was born in Glendale, California. He grew up on an Iowa farm without electricity or running water. His family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, when he was ten. He moved to Chicago in 1960 after he won a National Merit Scholarship to the University of Chicago, where he studied Physics. He met Paul Butterfield in the surrounding neighborhood of Hyde Park in 1963 and joined his band. He remained with Butterfield for another nine years. The Butterfield Blues Band's third album, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is based on Bishop's nickname. He went solo in 1968 and formed the Elvin Bishop Group by the end of the year. Bishop would spend the next 35 years as a hard-working performing act, releasing several albums. His most memorable song was "Fooled Around and Fell In Love" from 1976.

Bishop's daughter, Selina Bishop, was slain in 2001. According to the Point Reyes Light newspaper, "Bishop, her mother Jenny Villarin, and a friend of Villarin, James Gamble, were murdered as part of an elaborate scheme to extort $100,000 from elderly Concord r...

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