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Howlin’ Wolf was a singer and musician famous for his Mississippi Delta style blues singing, guitar and harmonica playing, which he performed in Chicago clubs.
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Howlin’ Wolf was born January 10, 1910 in West Point, Mississippi. In the 1920s and '30s he sang the blues and played guitar and harmonica at juke joints. After serving in WWII, he moved to Arkansas and formed a band. He recorded his first songs in the 1950s before moving to Chicago, where he continued to perform and record through the early 1970s. He died January 10, 1976 in Hines, Illinois.
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