Al Kooper, Date of Birth, Place of Birth

    

Al Kooper

American songwriter, record producer and musician

Date of Birth: 05-Feb-1944

Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Profession: record producer, pianist, musician, songwriter, guitarist, music pedagogue

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Al Kooper

  • Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt, February 5, 1944) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, known for organizing Blood, Sweat & Tears (although he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity), providing studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965, and bringing together guitarists Mike Bloomfield and Stephen Stills to record the Super Session album.
  • In the 1970s he was a successful manager and producer, notably recording Lynyrd Skynyrd's first three albums.
  • He's also had a successful solo career, written music for film soundtracks, and has lectured in musical composition.
  • He continues to perform live.

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