Gene Dinwiddie

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Gene Dinwiddie (born Charles Eugene Dinwiddie,[1] September 19, 1936, Louisville, Kentucky, United States, died January 11, 2002, La Puente, Los Angeles, California[2]), was an American blues saxophonist, who is best known as a member of the Butterfield Blues Band.

Dinwiddie had played since the 1950s in both jazz and blues until, in 1967, the Butterfield Blues Band formed. In this he remained until their separation in 1971, and afterwards he was still a member of the successor band, Full Moon.

It also was during the 1960s that he was a member of the James Cotton Blues Band and worked in the 1970s as a session musician, amongst other musicians for, B. B. King, Paul Butterfield, Gregg Allman, Melissa Manchester and Jackie Lomax. In the 1990s, his work as a session musician continued. He can be heard, for example, on Etta James' Stickin' to My Guns (1990).


  1. ^ A power stronger than itself: the AACM and American experimental music, George Lewis, University of Chicago Press, 2008, page 70
  2. ^ Social Security Death Index for Charles E. Dinwiddie, born 19 Sep 1936, died 11 Jan 2002

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