Howlin' Wolf

1910 - 1976

Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf (born Chester Arthur Burnett, June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi, he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howlin' Wolf has received more than 1,713,094 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 369th most popular singer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 1.7M

    Page Views (PV)

  • 54.66

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 32

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 3.19

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.11

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Howlin' Wolf ranks 370 out of 3,001Before him are Kanye West, Marc Bolan, Janet Jackson, Youssou N'Dour, Evert Taube, and Karen Carpenter. After him are Marian Gold, Chubby Checker, Malena Ernman, Muslim Magomayev, Sabah, and Barry Manilow.

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Among people born in 1910, Howlin' Wolf ranks 77Before him are Aladár Gerevich, Julien Gracq, Yusof Ishak, Remo Giazotto, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, and Paul Bowles. After him are Masayoshi Ōhira, Kenneth E. Boulding, Pascoal Ranieri Mazzilli, Carmine Coppola, Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme, and Giorgio Perlasca. Among people deceased in 1976, Howlin' Wolf ranks 73Before him are Gilbert Ryle, Gottfried von Cramm, Mickey Cohen, Yukio Goto, David Elazar, and Evert Taube. After him are Freddie King, Duarte Nuno, Duke of Braganza, Alexander Lippisch, Géza Anda, Kálmán Kalocsay, and Wilder Penfield.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 2,127 out of 12,171Before him are Robert C. Merton (1944), Beau Bridges (1941), Doc Holliday (1851), Jimmy Doolittle (1896), Leonard Kleinrock (1934), and DeForest Kelley (1920). After him are Anne Ramsey (1929), Jack Warden (1920), Esther Williams (1921), Ida Tarbell (null), Barry Levinson (1942), and Harold Garfinkel (1917).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 113Before him are Kim Carnes (1945), Eazy-E (1964), Dr. John (1941), Kanye West (1977), Janet Jackson (1966), and Karen Carpenter (1950). After him are Chubby Checker (1941), Barry Manilow (1943), Bill Withers (1938), R. Kelly (1967), Lee Hazlewood (1929), and Miley Cyrus (1992).