In The Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock & Roll,
a terrific 2003 documentary, you learn how the blues became the basis for R&B and rock and roll, and why Howlin' Wolf
(Chester Arthur Burnett) became a stage inspiration for many American and British rock and rollers. If you like what you see, you can buy the documentary here
. A special thanks to reader Billy O'Hanluain...
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