PLAYING FOR THE MONEY
The son of a wealthy restaurant supply manufacturer, Michael Bloomfield was meant to go into the family business. But it was the music of his Chicago neighborhood that caught his attention. Given a guitar at age 13, he became the country's first great blues-rock master.
Michael Bloomfield with his paternal grandmother, Ida, at his bar mitzvah in 1956. Photo courtesy of Allen Bloomfield
The reunited Electric Flag plays its first gig at the Ozarks Music Festival in Sedalia, MO, on July 19, 1974. David Mann photo
Bloomfield records a track on tiple for his 1977 release "Analine." The record was the first effort by his production company, C.T. Productions. Unknown photographer
MICHAEL BLOOMFIELD | AN AMERICAN GUITARIST
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