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Steve Cropper
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Steve Cropper, April 2007
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Born October 21, 1941 (1941-10-21) (age 80)
Dora, Missouri, US
Genres Rhythm and blues, soul, funk, electric blues, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer, actor
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1958–present
Labels Stax Records
Associated acts Booker T. & the M.G.'s, The Mar-Keys, The Blues Brothers, Otis Redding, The Jeff Beck Group, Sam and Dave, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Carla Thomas, Tower of Power, Wilson Pickett, Eddie Floyd, Ambergris

Steven Lee Cropper (born October 21, 1941 in Willow Springs, Missouri), also known as Steve "The Colonel" Cropper, is an American guitarist, songwriter and producer. He is best known as the guitarist with Booker T. & the M.G.'s who made instrumental music for singers such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor. He sometimes also helped make records by these singers. He also became known as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

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