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Play it, Steve!

Happy Birthday to Steve Cropper. The guy that was session man extraordinaire, played lead and rhythm guitars for Booker T. and the MG's, and backed up the Blues Brothers, turns 69 today. As a Madisonian, I feel close to Steve Cropper, because according to legend, one of his guitars is on the bottom of Lake Monona. I remember hearing somewhere that the guitar was in Otis Redding's plane when it crashed in December, 1968. Cropper co-wrote the song "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay" with Otis, which became the soul singer's biggest hit after he died. If you're interested in music history or guitar playing, check out this interview with the man himself.

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