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.

Memphis Slim and Howlin’ Wolf, with Willie Dixon in the background.

Howlin’ Wolf signs his autograph, 1970. Photo by Stanley Livingston.

Howlin’ Wolf and Sunnyland Slim.

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

Howlin’ Wolf with the Siegel-Schwall Band (Michael Ochs Archives)

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.

Blues musician Howlin’ Wolf poses for a portrait session holding an Epiphone hollowbody electric guitar behind the Fillmore in July 1968 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Sandy Schoenfeld.

Photo of Howlin’ Wolf in the army.

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

Howlin’ Wolf performing at Big John’s in Chicago. Photo by Christian Rose.

Howlin Wolf performing at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. Photo by Doug Fulton.

Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, backstage, 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival. Photo Baron Wolman.

Leonard Chess, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Donny Boy Williamson.

The very first issue of Living Blues Magazine (from Spring, 1970) was printed on newsprint and featured Howlin’ Wolf on the cover!

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

Howlin’ Wolf/London Sessions with Eric Clapton.

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’s last band! Left to right: Shorty Gilbert, Chico Chism, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, Howlin’ Wolf! Also in the band but likely obscured by Wolf was Detroit Junior. This photo was taken at Chicago’s International Amphitheater in November 1975 and Wolf passed on January 10, 1976.

Howlin’ Wolf drawing by Gary Tennant

Howlin’ Wolf illustration by Daniel Clarke.

Howlin’ Wolf illustration by Tom Walbank.

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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