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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.

Cover art for "East-West" (1966), the second album by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. (Wikimedia Commons)
Cover art for "East-West" (1966), the second album by the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. (Wikimedia Commons)
Peter Wolf performs onstage at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Peter Wolf performs onstage at the 25th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on March 15, 2010 in New York City. (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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.

Guest

  • 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.

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