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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".

Filmography

71 Credits »
1986 Jimi Plays Monterey -
2016 Vinyl -
2016 The Aliens -
2016 Ladbrokes Players Championship -
2015 Far Out -
2015 Animal House of Blues 33 1/3 -
2014 Life Itself -
2014 Lambert & Stamp -
2013 The Wolf of Wall Street -
2013 The Fall -
2013 The Blue Black Hussar -

Songs

503 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 Smokestack Lightnin' 1986
2 Moanin' At Midnight 1986
3 Killing Floor
4 How Many More Years 2004
5 I Ain't Superstitious 2017
6 Built For Comfort
7 Evil 1969
8 Smokestack Lightning
9 Shake For Me 1986
10 Goin' Down Slow
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Awards

3 Awards »
Nominated for 3 Awards | Won 3

In The News

3 Stories »

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