Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Electric guitar titan Hubert Sumlin has died

American Chicago blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has passed away aged 80.
Hubert Sumlin played on an a electric guitar
The electric blues guitar player Hubert Sumlin, known for his unpredictable style of play, has died at the age of 80.

Sumlin, who inspired generations of great guitar players like Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, shot to fame in the late 50s as a key member of Howlin' Wolf's band.

In an interview with the New York Times earlier this year, Sumlin remarked how he still wanted to win a Grammy Award, having been nominated three times.

Though he travelled with an oxygen tank, he was still actively touring and playing on his beloved electric guitar.

The oxygen was needed because after being diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment, he eventually had his cancerous lung removed.

"Our dear friends… It is with a heavy heart that the worse has come to fruition. My little Hubert is living the life of a real angel. I'm overwhelmed with grief and so I really need to pull myself together. I'd really appreciate it if you would kindly respect our privacy during this most difficult time," his manager Toni Ann said on his website.

Posted by LB

ADNFCR-2133-ID-801230475-ADNFCR Posted on 6 Dec 2011 10:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Cutting edge interfaces designed to bring the latest in audio recording technology, the pair have been produce professional grade audio quality upon every use

26 Jan 2017 15:13
thumbnail

Palmer's popular pocket amp series extended with bass version

29 Jul 2016 15:43
thumbnail

PreSonus add three new mixers to their StudioLive range.

14 Jun 2016 16:32
thumbnail

Take a look at the new Fender Active Bass Guitars revealed at NAMM 2015.

23 Jan 2015 14:51
thumbnail

Ashdown launch a powerful 75w stereo desktop amp system, John Entwistle pre and power amps and Retroglide 800 bass head.

23 Jan 2015 11:27
thumbnail

It's June, and although the summer weather may not have arrived yet, Epiphone have a really hot offer to celebrate Epiphone Bass Month.

3 Jun 2014 15:50

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25
thumbnail

An icon who helped propel the rock 'n' roll movement to new and unprecedented heights. Chucky Berry is praised by many as a founding father of modern music.

20 Mar 2017 11:31
thumbnail

Until the 31st of May the CS18AI is available at an incredibly reduced price. Additionally, claim a free upgrade to PreSonus Studio One upon purchase.

17 Mar 2017 15:43
thumbnail

Through a collaboration with watch manufacturer Raymond Weil, Gibson's 'Freelancer' watch pairs extravagance and musically inspired design with stunning results

17 Mar 2017 14:53
thumbnail

Building on the fundamental success and design of the NS6 controller, Numark bring forth the next generation of DJ controllers to eagerly awaiting DJs the world over

15 Mar 2017 13:49
thumbnail

After years of continual evolution, Dave Smith's revered Analog Drum Machine is to finish product development as creators fulfill the devices capacity.

14 Mar 2017 13:39