Al Kooper

Joined The Blues Project as keyboardist in 1965, and subsequently toured with Bob Dylan playing the Hammond organ

He formed Blood, Sweat, and Tears in 1967, but left over creative differences before they hit it big

He has played on hundreds of records (on both keyboard and guitar) with well-known rock acts, co-written top 40 hits, produced many sessions for hit artists and written scores for television and movies.

At one time, Al taught courses in Songwriting and Record Production at The Berlee School of Music in Boston

In 1977, Al wrote an autobigraphy about his 1960’s rock and roll lifestyle entitled “Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards: Memoirs of a Rock and Roll Survivor”