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Louis X. Erlanger

Musical Artist from United States of America

Louis X. Erlanger (born June 3, 1952, New York City) is an American rock and roll and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Mink DeVille. Erlanger recorded three albums with the band: Cabretta (1977), Return to Magenta (1978), and Le Chat Bleu (1980). He also appeared on Live at CBGB's (1976), an album of bands that pioneered punk rock at the venerable nightclub CBGB in the mid-1970s. Erlanger's first instrument was the piano, but he switched to guitar after hearing recordings by Jimmy Reed. In the summer of 1968, at the age of sixteen, he got a chance to back up John Lee Hooker at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village (Hooker shared the bill with a young Van Morrison and the group Rhinoceros). Village Voice critic Annie Fisher described Hooker's performance as "awesome"; it was a turning point for Erlanger, who decided to become a professional musician. He formed a group called the Sting Rays, which had some success with an EP produced by a young Phil Schaap. After leaving Mink DeVille, Erlanger returned to his first love, the blues, and worked with the likes of R. L. Burnside, Otis Rush, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Big Jay McNeeley, and others. His  ( Wikipedia article )

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Known as
Louis Erlanger
Date of birth
1952-06-03
Nationality
United States of America

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