Steve Cropper made his musical debut on American Bandstand in 1961. Thus the legend began. Just one year later, along with Booker T & the MG’s, Cropper wrote the #1 smash hit “Green Onions”. In the years to follow he co-wrote some of music’s biggest classics such as “Knock On Wood”, “Midnight Hour”, “634-5789”, and in 1967 the legendary (Sittin’ On) “The Dock of the Bay”, with friend Otis Redding, establishing Cropper as a songwriting genius. Producing soon became second nature as “The Colonel” turned out timeless tracks by such renowned artists as Wilson Pickett, Tower of Power, John Melencamp, Jose Feliciano, Poco, John Prine and Otis Redding. Cropper’s exemplary guitar work can be heard on the albums of Rod Stewart, Peter Frampton, Art Garfunkle, Booker T and the MG’s, Ringo Starr and Wynonna to name a few. He has toured with such greats as Neil Young and Jimmy Buffet.
In the late 70’s Steve began his now famous work as an original of the Blues Brothers Band, appearing in both major motion pictures and numerous TV shows. He continues traveling with them today as well asouring with many different artists. Cropper has been inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rhythm and Blues Hall of Fame as well as the Song Writer Hall of Fame.
Undoubtedly, Steve Cropper has successfully covered his bases as songwriter/producer/guitarist. And lucky for us all – the legend continues.