string(156) "Grave of Mark Sandman. Mark Sandman was born on September 24, 1952 and died in Giardini del Principe, Palestrina, Italy due to Heart attack on July 3, 1999."
string(174) "Grave of Bunk Johnson. Bunk Johnson was born on December 27, 1885 and died in 638 Franklin Street, New Iberia, Louisiana due to Lingering effects of a stroke on July 7, 1949."
Complications from brain cancer and kidney disease
Oakridge-Glen Oaks Cemetery
Claim to Fame:
Chester Arthur Burnett, known as Howlin’ Wolf or Howling Wolf, was one of the most influential musicians of the post–World War II era. His electric blues guitar, backing his powerful, howling voice, helped shape rock and roll. The raw, rasping, guttural power of Wolf's fierce voice, combined with his imposing physical presence and wild stage abandon, made him unforgettable. His influence stretched far beyond the realm of the blues; British rock performers Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, and The Yardbirds merged Wolf's blues with white rock and roll in songs like "Smokestack Lightning," "Ain't Superstitious," "Back Door Man" and "Little Red Rooster." Wolf was an experimental bluesman who formulated a wide range of moods and possibilities for his songs. He was also notably consistent: Throughout his career he retained the style, vigor, and flavor of the Mississippi Delta blues of his early years.
Final Resting Place:
Oakridge-Glen Oaks Cemetery
4301 West Roosevelt Road
Hillside, Illinois, 60162
Yes, I realize half the map is upside down. That's how we received it from the cemetery.
Section 18, Lot 325
Grave Location Description
As you enter the cemetery through the Oakridge Avenue entrance, drive straight ahead to the back of the cemetery and park between Section 18 and Section 19 (with Section 18 on your left). Just off the road you will see the large “Burnett” memorial with a guitar carved into the marble above his name.
Howlin' Wolf Interview - by Chris Strachwitz (1967)
Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
Howlin' Wolf - Little Red Rooster
Howlin' Wolf - Live at Big Duke's Flamingo (Chicago 1971)
Howlin' Wolf Talks About The Blues
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band
Booker Little Jr.
popular name: Booker Little Jr.
date_of_death: October 5, 1961
cause_of_death: Complications from uremia caused by kidney failure
best_know_for: When he died suddenly at the age of 23 he was one of the most promising jazz trumpeters working with Max Roach, Eric Dolpy and John Coltrane
popular name: Bukka White
date_of_death: February 26, 1977
best_know_for: A master blues guitarist and vocalist, he was also B.B. King's uncle
Mississippi Fred McDowell
popular name: Mississippi Fred McDowell
date_of_death: July 3, 1972
cause_of_death: Abdominal Cancer
best_know_for: Inspired by seeing the legend Charley Patton playing in a juke joint, McDowell secured his reputation without a back catalog of historic blues recordings but rather by playing around the world to enthusiastic fans of low country blues.