Gene Dinwiddie

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Gene Dinwiddie (born Charles Eugene Dinwiddie:[1] September 19, 1936 in Louisville, Kentucky, United States – January 11, 2002 in 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 added a horn section. In this he remained until the band broke up in 1971, and afterwards he was still a member of the Butterfield Band spinoff group, 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 September 1936, died 11 January 2002[not specific enough to verify]

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