One of television’s greatest moments was when Howlin’ Wolf’s appearance on Shindig! on May 20, 1965.
On that Thursday night, The Rolling Stones were the headliners on the show, and Wolf for some reason was listed on the show under the name “Chester Burnett,” as his given name was Chester Arthur Burnett. But when he took the stage and began his first hit, “How Many More Years,”
In this clip from the show, the Stones talk of their admiration for Howlin’ Wolf. Then Wolf took the stage and wiggled and leapt, “with The Stones sitting at his feet, as if not just the stage but the entire world would shake.”