The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame + Museum

Howlin’ Wolf

Induction category: Early Influence
Presented by: Robert Cray


Howlin’ Wolf ranks among the most electrifying performers in blues history, as well as one of its greatest characters. He was a ferocious, full-bodied singer whose gruff, rasping vocals embodied the blues at its most unbridled. A large man who ...

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Howlin’ Wolf Highlights

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"As a performer, Wolf pioneered the extreme stage tactics and extroverted style that have been the hallmark of the rock and roll spirit..."

- Jon Landau on Howlin' Wolf

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