- Category : Entertain-Music-Instrumentalist
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 1
American musician, he is best known for having spontaneously added the vital organ sound to Bob Dylan's 'Like A Rolling Stone' (he showed up at the session hoping to play guitar).
Kooper joined a musical group in 1958, age 14, and has been involved ever since as a member of the Blues Project, the Blood Sweat and Tears, the Rolling Stones, The Who and as accompanist to Jimi Hendrix.
In 1997 he began teaching at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA but in 2001 his eyesight was diminishing and he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. It was removed on November 21, 2001.