Monday, June 10, 2013
Today Howlin' Wolf, were he still among us, would be celebrating his 113th birthday (h/t John Funke). Via the pages of the March 1972 issue of Ebony magazine, here's a glimpse of his home turf club in Chicago's "West Side ghetto." The Blue Flame Lounge (aka Duke's Show Place) even incorporated Howlin' Wolf into their incredible sign. It's a little tough to read but right next to the wolf, it says "HOME OF THE HOWLING WOLF." I like it.