As reported last December, Mark Naftalin was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
The longtime Westporter played keyboard for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. The legendary seminal blues-rock group joined Ringo Starr, Green Day, Joan Jett, Lou Reed, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Bill Withers as members of the “Class of 2015.”
The induction ceremony took place Saturday night, in Cleveland.
If you weren’t there — and no jokes about Cleveland, please, they’re very sensitive folks — here is the band’s “Born in Chicago” jam:
The clip below is a lot longer. It’s the induction speech itself, beginning with words from Mark:
Want even more? HBO airs a special on the entire evening. But you’ll have to wait — it’s on May 30.