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Play it Steve!

Happy 70th Birthday to Steve amazing guitar player, songwriter..and a guy who has an interesting connection to Madison. When Otis Redding's plane went down in Lake Monona in 1967, one of Cropper's beloved guitars (I believe a Telecaster) went down with it. And he has said he never wrote another hit song after that. Now I doubt there's much left of it after all these years...but it sure would be cool if a diver could find it. Cropper co-wrote "Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay," "In the Midnight Hour," among others, and as a founding member of Booker T and The MG's was involved in the recording of pretty much every record Stax Records ever put out. And don't forget he's the "Steve" of "Play it Steve" on the song "Soul Man"...the Sam & Dave and Blues Brothers Versions. He's still making records too..most recently puttingĀ  out a great album called "Dedicated" features duets with B.B. King, Lucinda Williams, John Popper and Steve Winwood. Find out more about Cropper's amazing career on his website at

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10/21/2011 6:52AM
Play it Steve!
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