Correction: This interview incorrectly states that Paul Butterfield was already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Butterfield was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006, but this is his first induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We regret the error.
J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf will be inducting the Paul Butterfield Blues Band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this weekend in Cleveland.
Chicago native Paul Butterfield became an influential band leader and blues harmonica player in the 1960s and early '70s, but died young, at the age of 44 in the late '80s.
Wolf talks with Here & Now's Robin Young about Butterfield's significance in the culture of the 1960s, as well as his influence on Wolf's music and the music of the J. Geils Band.
- Peter Wolf, musician, best known as the lead vocalist for the J. Geils Band from 1967 to 1983, and for his solo career.
This segment aired on April 16, 2015.