Every star has an influence. So you should know that before him there was a Jimi Hendrix, there was Hubert Sumlin. Hubert Sumlin backed Howlin’ Wolf during his entire career until Wolf’s death. He’s been dubbed a heavy influence for almost ANY man who held a guitar after him, from Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, to the Rolling Stones and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Many many more, have followed. He’s still very much alive today and he still tours.
Howlin’ Wolf, Newport Folk Festival, RI 1966
Howlin’ Wolf, Newport Folk Festival, 1966. “The real deal”. An innovator and patron saint of blues rock. Howlin’ Wolf influenced so many musicians and bands from Elvis to the Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin. If I could go back in time and see someone perform, Howlin’ Wolf would be on that list. Dave Gahr captured amazing photographs of so many performers in the 1960’s.
The band is (l-r) Sam Jones, Andrew McMahon, Hubert Sumlin, and Howlin’ Wolf.
photograph: Black and White Type: Archival Digital Print
Cam Newton hospitalized with lower back fractures after car crash
Washington Post:Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton sustained two lower-back fractures in a car accident Tuesday. Newton will be hospitalized overnight in a Charlotte hospital where he is currently in fair condition.
Photo: Todd Sumlin/AP/The Charlotte Observer via The Washington Post