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Howlin' Wolf

1910 - 1976

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Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known professionally as Howlin' Wolf, was an American blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. He is regarded as one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. Over a four-decade career, he recorded in genres such as blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and psychedelic rock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Howlin' Wolf has received more than 2,479,492 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Howlin' Wolf is the 542nd most popular singer (down from 430th in 2019), the 3,132nd most popular biography from United States (down from 2,658th in 2019) and the 158th most popular American Singer.

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  • 2.60

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  • 4.62

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Howlin' Wolf ranks 542 out of 3,528Before him are Emmylou Harris, Cristina Deutekom, Maryla Rodowicz, Mohammed Rafi, Ceca, and Teresa Żylis-Gara. After him are Mos Def, Sheryl Crow, Graham Nash, Aristide Bruant, Magda Olivero, and Barbara Hendricks.

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Among people born in 1910, Howlin' Wolf ranks 119Before him are Scatman Crothers, Irmfried Eberl, Alex North, Barbara O'Neil, Gerhard Schröder, and Enrique Guaita. After him are Magda Olivero, Viktors Arājs, Roy J. Plunkett, Johan Ferrier, Pierre Bézier, and Suleiman Frangieh. Among people deceased in 1976, Howlin' Wolf ranks 96Before him are Alexander Lippisch, Josef Sudek, Gottfried von Cramm, Rudolf Kempe, Marcel Broodthaers, and Boris Iofan. After him are Paul Robeson, Alexander Novikov, Wilhelm Marschall, Evert Taube, Mikhail Katukov, and Grégoire Kayibanda.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 3,132 out of 18,182Before him are Mabel Normand (1892), James Curtis Hepburn (1815), Wilford Brimley (1934), Ralph Bunche (1904), Dick Dale (1937), and Robert Gates (1943). After him are Jonathan Frakes (1952), Brent Spiner (1949), Rensis Likert (1903), Hal Ashby (1929), Jackie Stallone (1921), and Arnold Palmer (1929).

Among SINGERS In United States

Among singers born in United States, Howlin' Wolf ranks 158Before him are Patti Page (1927), Halsey (1994), Dinah Washington (1924), Lee Hazlewood (1929), Miley Cyrus (1992), and Emmylou Harris (1947). After him are Mos Def (1973), Sheryl Crow (1962), Barbara Hendricks (1948), Waylon Jennings (1937), DMX (1970), and Paul Robeson (1898).