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Hubert Sumlin
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1931
Greenwood (Itawamba County)
Itawamba County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 2011
Wayne
Passaic County
New Jersey, USA

Blues Guitarist. From 1955 through 1976 he was the lead guitarist in Howlin' Wolf's band. Known for his staccato, percussive playing and use of silence and timing, he was wisted as Number 43 in "Rolling Stone" magazine's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. Upon Wolf's death in 1976, Hubert Sumlin continued with several other members of the Howlin' Wolf band under the name "The Wolf Pack" until about 1980. He also recorded under his own name, beginning with a session recorded in 1964 while touring Europe with Howlin' Wolf. His final solo release, "About Them Shoes," issued in 2004 by Tone-Cool Records, included guest appearances from rock musicians Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, David Johansen and James Cotton. Undergoing lung removal surgery the same year, he performed at the Crossroads 2010 Guitar Festival with his oxygen tank. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1988, and served as judge for the fifth annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists' careers. Recorded and toured with guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd in the last years of his life, issuing Grammy-nominated "Ten Days Out: Blues from the Backroads" and "Live in Chicago." (bio by: John Andrew Prime) 
 
Burial:
Washington Memory Gardens
Homewood
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Garden of the Good Shepherd Lot 266-C, Space 3
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John Andrew Prime
Record added: Dec 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 81536284
Hubert Sumlin
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Hubert Sumlin
Added by: John Andrew Prime
 
Hubert Sumlin
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The day I met you is a day I will never forget. You were the most gracious and humble person I have had the pleasure to meet. Thanks for the memories and the music!
- Jon Heins
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014

- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 7, 2014
Loved, Missed, Enjoyed, Remembered and NEVER EVER forgotten ... we're still fighting to get you into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!!!
- Shein Die
 Added: Dec. 21, 2013
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