Legendary Howlin' Wolf Guitarist Hubert Sumlin Dead at 90

12/05/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Influential blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has died at the age of 80. Named the 43rd greatest player of all time by Rolling Stone, and Sumlin was best known for his years in Howlin' Wolf's band.

He kept touring after Wolf's death in 1976 and was on the road as recently as last month, when he celebrated his birthday at a show in New Jersey.

Those influenced by his work include Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Read more about Hubert's influential career.

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