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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 21 October 1941Willow Springs, Missouri, USA
Birth NameStephen Lee Cropper
Nickname The Colonel
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

If not the most influential guitarist in the Memphis soul music scene, Steve Cropper is definitely near the top. He was a member of 'Booker T & the M.G.s', wrote songs for and performed with Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin and Sam & Dave (he's the Steve referred to when they say "Play it, Steve!" in "Soul Man"). Booker T's band, including Cropper, was enlisted as the backup band for Blues Brothers John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in both of the "Blues Brothes" movies.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: somerset@cpcug.org

Spouse (2)

Betty (1961 - 1978) (divorced) (2 children)
Angel (? - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Fender Telecaster.
Peavey Steve Cropper Classic guitar.

Trivia (7)

Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of 'Booker T. & the M.G.s') in 1992.
Co-wrote "Sittin on the Dock of the Bay", with Otis Redding.
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes and David Porter.
Long regarded as one of the finest studio guitarists in the music industry, Cropper has been most closely associated with the Stax Records label in Memphis, Tennessee, and was one of the pioneers in what has come to be regarded as "The Memphis Sound".
Member of The Mar-Keys, who had a #1 hit song in the early '60s, "Last Night".
Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame on June 9, 2005 in New York City alongside Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Bill Withers, John Fogerty, Isaac Hayes and David Porter. [June 2005]
High School classmate at Messick High (Memphis, Tennessee) of Cecelia Chilton, sister to Alex Chilton (The Box Stops, Big Star).

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