Johnson’s replacement, Hubert Sumlin, would become Wolf’s greatest collaborator. A young pup whom Burnett regarded as practically an adopted son, Sumlin had been hanging out in Memphis with James … Continue Reading →
Chester Burnett, the otherworldy musician known as Howlin’ Wolf, was born 113 years ago this weekend. Right at the time I was finishing Portrait of the Blues, and an early … Continue Reading →
Today is the 150th anniversary of jeans. It was on this day in 1873 that Levi Strauss patented an idea suggested to him by one of the customers of his … Continue Reading →
From my conversations with Nick Broomfield, I know he planned a balanced movie on Brian Jones – one that addresses his visionary status, how he helped transform the sixties. I … Continue Reading →
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