Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. With…
Howlin' Wolf died this day in 1976
Howlin' Wolf death | Burnett's health declined in the late 1960s through 1970s. He suffered several heart attacks and in 1970 his kidneys were severely damaged in an automobile accident. He died at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, Illinois on January 10, 1976 from complications of kidney disease and was buried in Oakridge Cemetery, outside of Chicago, in a plot in Section 18, on the east side of the road. His gravestone has an image of a guitar and harmonica etched into it.
Howlin' Wolf - Chess Records Outtakes 1948-68 (Bootleg)
Howlin' Wolf at Chess Records | The mid-'60s saw him touring Europe regularly with "Smokestack Lightnin'" becoming a hit in England some eight years after its American release. Certainly any list of Wolf's greatest sides would have to include "I Ain't Superstitious," "The Red Rooster," "Shake for Me," "Back Door Man," "Spoonful," and "Wang Dang Doodle.
Programa 91 - Howlin Wolf
Howlin' Wolf 1950 | In the late 1940s and early 1950s, KWEM was a stepping-stone for musicians on their way to greater fame. The roster of the soon-to-be-famous who graced the station’s airwaves includes Howlin’ Wolf, B.B King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Elvis Presley, and Johnny Cash.