Hubert Sumlin

Hubert Sumlin, 1931 -- 2011

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, best known for his collaboration with Howlin’ Wolf, passed away on December 4, 2011. He was 80 years old.

“Hubert Sumlin, Master of Blues Guitar, Dies at 80,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Hubert Sumlin Dead at 80,” Rolling Stone

“Guitarist Hubert Sumlin energized Howlin’ Wolf’s hits,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“Hubert Sumlin obituary,” Tony Russell, The Guardian

“Legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin asked for his guitar before he died,” Dan Goldberg,  Newark Star Ledger


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One Response to “Hubert Sumlin”

  1. Mike Licht Says:


    “Sumlin will be buried in a private service in Homewood, IL, on December 13th. A public viewing will be held on December 11th and a religious service occurs the following day at the Festa Memorial Funeral Home in Totowa, NJ.”

    “Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Will Pay Hubert Sumlin’s Funeral Expenses,” James Sullivan, Rolling Stone

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