From his early days playing rock 'n' roll in bands around Chicago's North Shore suburbs and sitting in with blues legends on the city's South Side, to his fiery 18 months with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, to the creation of the Electric Flag, his innovative brass-fusion band, and his "Super Session" success, Michael Bloomfield had a career that was second to none. Here is a chronology of his musical collaborations, performances and recording sessions.
Mike Bloomfield tunes up during his first Columbia recording session in 1964. Mike Shea photo
15-year-old Michael Bloomfield (with guitar, center) causes an uproar at his high school talent show. From NTHS yearbook