It's Steve Cropper's birthday today .. one of the greatest session or "utility" guitarists of all time turns 74 today.  He was one of the original members of Booker T. & the M.G.'s,  he was a guitarist in BOTH Blues Brothers bands .. and he looks like a slightly older version of Tony Soprano .. how much cooler can you get !!!   Among those who have called him an "Amazing" guitarist are Keith Richards, John Lennon, Otis Redding, Sammy Hagar ... and there have no doubt been others.  He's accomplished a lot, and he's been pretty quiet about it.  Nice to see a musician let their instrument do the talking ..  Stax fans, and guitar fans of all walks ..... I salute you today!