Steve Cropper

Born: October 21, 1941
Dora, Missouri, United States
Genres: Rhythm and blues, soul, funk, electric blues, blues
Instruments: Guitar
Years active: 1958–present
Labels: Stax
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


Notable instruments

  • Peavey Steve Cropper Classic
  • Fender Telecaster



Steve Cropper (born Steven Lee Cropper, October 21, 1941, Dora, Missouri), also known as Steve “The Colonel” Cropper, is an American guitarist, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as the guitarist of the Stax Records house band, Booker T. & the M.G.’s, and has backed artists such as Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Carla, Rufus Thomas and Johnnie Taylor, also acting as producer on many of these records. He later gained fame as a member of the Blues Brothers band. Rolling Stone lists him 36th on their list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Mojo ranks Cropper as the second-best guitarist ever. more at Wikipedia…