Legendary Bluesman Hubert Sumlin Dies At 80

Guitarist Hubert Sumlin died Sunday, 4 December of heart failure at a hospital in Wayne, New Jersey. The legendary bluesman celebrated his 80th birthday only weeks ago on 16 November. Gaining fame as the guitarist behind Howlin' Wolf from 1953 until Wolf's death in 1976, Hubert influenced an entire generation of electric blues and rock guitarists. In the current issue of Rolling Stone, he's ranked 43rd in magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.
read more

All material © 2009 Eric Clapton and WBR | Photo Credits