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Howlin Wolf
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Age 65
Birthday 10 June, 1910
Birthplace White Station, Mississippi
Died 10 January, 1976
Height 6' 6" (198 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame influential blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player
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Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an African-American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, originally from Mississippi. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits." Producer Sam Phillips recalled, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'". Several of his songs, such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful" have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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