Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf

American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player
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Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Arthur Burnett, June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976) was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists.

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Full name at birth
Chester Arthur Burnett
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influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player
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Date of birth
10 June 1910
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Place of birth
White Station, Mississippi
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Date of death
10 January 1976
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Age
65 (age at death)
Place of death
Hines, Illinois
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Oakridge-Glen Oak Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA
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Musician, songwriter
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6' 6" (198 cm)
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  • In 1971 he recorded an album with Eric Clapton in London that was later released as "The London Sessions".
  • Wore size 16 shoes.
  • Blues guitar player.
  • Drafted in 1941, he served in the Army Signal Corps at Fort Lewis, Washington and at Camp Adair, Oregon.
  • His last performance was in November, 1975 at the Chicago Amphitheater.

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