Wolf, Howlin’ (1910 – 1976)

A scarce signed document by Howlin’ Wolf, ‘Chester Burnett’ (his real name), one page, Chicago, Illinois, 13th January 1970. The partially printed document, completed in typescript, was issued by the American Federation of Musicians and is a contract between Howlin’ Wolf and the Cedar Village Theatre in Minneapolis in which the musician agrees to perform two 45-minute sets on 2nd April 1970 for a fee of $1250 and further agreeing that Howlin’ Wolf will not perform or promote a later concert in the M[innea]p[o]l[i]s/St. Paul area prior to April 2, 1970′. Signed by Wolf at the conclusion and countersigned by Suzanne Weil of the Walker Art Centre.

Accompanied by an unsigned piece of printed ephemera featuring an image of Howlin’ Wolf performing at the Cedar Theatre. Two very small pinholes to the upper left corner of the contract. In fine condition.