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Howlin' Wolf
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    (June 10, 1910-January 10, 1976)
    Birth name is Chester Arthur Burnett
    Recorded 'Shake For Me,' 'Spoonful,' 'The Red Rooster,' 'Smokestack Lightning,' 'Evil,' '300 Pounds of Joy,' 'Forty Four,' 'I Asked for Water [She Gave Me Gasoline],' 'Killing Floor' and 'Back Door Man'
    He was named after the 21st President of the United States (Chester Arthur)
    As a teenager, he sang in churches.
    He was a large man who weighed over 300 pounds for much of his adult life.
    He smoked.
    He made his first recordings at age 38.
    He performed under many names including 'Big Foot Chester' and 'Bull Cow.'
    He was a farmer/farm reporter before he became famous.
    He had a powerful 'howling' voice, hence the name.
    He was a hugely influential blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and harmonica-player.
    He influenced many, from the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Iggy Pop to Captain Beefheart.
    He was voted the 51st Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Artist of all time by Rolling Stone.
    His album 'Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight' is among the most influential album of all time.
    He entered the Blues Foundation's Hall of Fame (1980).
    He was enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1991).
    His songs are widely covered.

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