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RIP Hubert Sumlin

Filed under: Music, Obituary

Influential blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin passed away on Sunday (12/4) at the age of 80. Recognized for his unique style that was featured most famously on hits by Howlin’ Wolf, Sumlin influenced all the rock guitar gods from Clapton to Page. He had struggled with lung cancer for the last decade of his life, continuing to play live until the end. Keith Richards paid the medical bills for treatments toward the end of his life. Here, he looks back at his experiences during a seminal period in the history of the blues: