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Birth Name: Chester Arthur Burnett
Born: 1910/06/10
Birth Place: White Station, Mississippi, U.S.
Died: 1976/01/10
Years Active: 1951–1976
Genres: Electric Blues, Chicago Blues

Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. He was born in West Point, Mississippi in an area now known as White Station. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, Burnett is commonly ranked among the leading performers in electric blues. A number of songs written or popularized by Burnett—such as “Smokestack Lightnin',” “Back Door Man,” “Killing Floor” and “Spoonful”—have become blues and blues rock standards. At 6 feet, 6 inches and close to 300 pounds, he was an imposing presence with one of the loudest and most memorable voices of all the “cla... Continue Bio >>

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