African Americans on Postage Stamps

Howlin’ Wolf

Blues Singer

29-cent Howlin Wolf stamp
The Howlin' Wolf stamp was issued September 17, 1994.

Born Chester Arthur Burnett, “Howlin’ Wolf” learned his harmonica virtuosity from Sonny Boy Williamson and changed his name soon after learning his guttural, howling vocal style from country blues man Charley Patton.

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