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Kooper, Al

LC control no.n 86855946
Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingKooper, Al
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Variant(s)Gook, Roosevelt
Kuperschmidt, Alan Peter
See alsoCorporate body: Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Musical group)
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Birth date19440205
Found inCrossroads [SR] p1984: container (Al Kooper)
LC data base, 9/22/86 (hdg.: Kooper, Al)
Int. ww in pop. mus., 4th ed. (Kooper, Al; b. Feb. 5, 1944, Brooklyn, N.Y.; musician (keyboards), vocalist, songwriter, producer)
Audio: red herrings Web site, Tom Rush - "Take A Little Walk With Me," Aug. 18, 2010 (Paul Cable says in his book "Bob Dylan: His Unreleased Recordings" that the "Roosevelt Gook" who plays piano on all six tracks on side 1 of this album is thought to be Bob [Dylan]. However, both Tom Rush in an Oct 1999 interview and Al Kooper in his book "Back Stage Passes & Backstabbing Bastards" say that the person using this pseudonym was actually Al Kooper). Al Kooper is credited with playing electric guitar and celesta as well as co-production on this album, and apparently wanted a separate fee rather than just a payment for "doubling up" Bob [Dylan] names a companion as "Roosevelt Gook" during a phone-in on the Bob Fass Show, WBAI radio, New York, 26 Jan 1966, and Clinton Heylin says this was definitely Al Kooper)
Email from River Falls Public Library, Aug. 17, 2010 (The Bob Dylan Encylopedia, by Michael Gray, 2008, also attributes the "Roosevelt Gook" pseudonym to Al Kooper, under the entry for Kooper)
Wikipedia, viewed Oct. 14, 2014 (Al Kooper, born Alan Peter Kuperschmidt)