Howlin’ Wolf Photo Page

Chester Burnett AKA Howlin’ Wolf was one of the greatest blues artists of all time. A wonderful and unique vocalist, an uninhibited entertainer, a great band leader, and a magical recording artist, Howlin’ Wolf had it all. Please enjoy these photos.

Howlin’ Wolf and Sunnyland Slim.

Howlin’ Wolf, 1960s Birmingham, U.K. Photo by Jim Simpson (

Wolf Newport '66

Howlin’ Wolf Newport ’66

Howlin’ Wolf’s huge hands engulf the microphone as Wolf lays into a harmonica riff. Photo by Georges Adins.

Photo by Jean-Pierre Leloir.

Photo of Howlin’ Wolf in the army.

From Rolling Stone Magazine, August 1968. Courtesy Fulvio Fiore.

Howlin’ Wolf and John Lee Hooker at Hunter College, New York City, September 24, 1971. Photo Don Paulsen.

Hubert Sumlin and Howlin’ Wolf! Photo Michael Lynch.

Homesick James, Johnny Shines, Howlin’ Wolf in 1972.


Howlin Wolf at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

Moanin’ At Midnight – A Wonderful Book About Howlin’ Wolf
(Photo Courtesy of Peter Amft)


Hubert Sumlin & Howlin’ Wolf
(Photo by Brian Smith)

Howlin’ Wolf
(Photo by Chess Records)

Howlin’ Wolf drawing by Gary Tennant

Howlin’ Wolf illustration by Daniel Clarke.

The Howlin’ Wolf band at Silvio’s. Photo by Ray Flerlage.

708 Club photo card with Howlin’ Wolf, Little Hudson, and B.B. King.

A check from Sam Phillips of Memphis Recording Service and later Sun Records issued this check to Chester Burnett AKA Howlin’ Wolf in 1951, the year before he started Sun Records.

Japanese Howlin’ Wolf magazine cover.

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