January 10, 2001 – Founding member of The Cramps, Bryan Gregory (born Gregory Beckerleg), dies after suffering a heart attack in Anaheim, California. He was 49.
January 10, 1976 – Blues artist Howlin’ Wolf (born Chester Burnett), dies of complications of liver surgery in Illinois. He was 66. Several of his songs, including “Smokestack Lightnin’,” “Back Door Man,” “Killing Floor” and “Spoonful,” have become blues and blues-rock standards. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, and in 1994 the US Post Office issued a 29-cent commemorative postage stamp with his depiction.