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Elvin Bishop (born October 21, 1942) is an American blues and rock and roll musician and guitar player. Bishop was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and moved to Chicago in 1960 upon receiving a scholarship to the University of Chicago. He meet Paul Butterfield in the near-by neighborhood of Hyde Park in 1963 and joined his band. He remained with Butterfield for another nine years. The Butterfield Blues Band's third album, The Resurrection of Pigboy Crabshaw is based on Bishop's nickname. He went solo in 1968 and formed the Elvin Bishop Group by the end of the year. Bishop would spend the next 35 years as a hard working performing act releasing several albums. His most memorable song was Fooled Around and Fell In Love from 1976.
Bishop's daughter Selina was murdered in August 2000 by her boyfriend, Glenn Helzer, and his brother, Justin Helzer, who believed that they were messengers of God and that she knew too much about their future plans.
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