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Howlin Wolf | Everything you need to know about Blues Music

by | May 13, 2022

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Howlin’ Wolf | Everything you need to know about Blues Music

Learn all about the legend of Chicago Blues music, Howlin Wolf

Who was Howlin’ Wolf?

Howlin’ Wolf was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a professional rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters.

When was Howlin’ Wolf Born?

Howlin Wolf was born on June 10, 1910 in the city of Whites in Mississippi.


What was Howlin’ Wolf’s Real Name?

Howlin Wolf’s real name was Chester Burnett.


What are Howlin’ Wolf’s Best known songs?

Wolf recorded a tremendous number of songs, and it’s very difficult to pick just a few and call them his best – however, many would agree on a few as being his best known works. These include “Smokestack lightnin”, “killing floor”, “spoonful”, “backdoor man”, “goin down slow”, “red rooster” and many other titles.

When did Howlin’ Wolf die?

Howlin Wolf died on January 10, 1976 in Illinois.

What kind of guitar did Howlin’ Wolf play?

Howlin’ Wolf used a bunch of different guitars during his career including Harmony steel-strung acoustics and, in the ’60s, an Epiphone Casino. He’s also been pictured with a white ’60s-era Fender Stratocaster.


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