Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
Al Kooper (born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt; February 5, 1944) is an American songwriter, record producer and musician, probably best known for organizing the group Blood, Sweat & Tears, though he did not stay with the group long enough to share its popularity. He provided important studio support for Bob Dylan when he went electric in 1965, and also brought together guitarists Mike Bloomfield (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) and Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield, CSNY) to record the ''Super Session'' album.
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