Albert Collins

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Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Nov 24, 1993 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1932
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Nov 24, 1993 (61)

About

Blues guitarist who used altered tunings and capo in his performances and whose career was cut short by liver cancer.

Before Fame

He grew up idolizing the organist Jimmy McGriff and, inspired by him, took up the keyboard.

Trivia

Nicknamed The Iceman, he recorded a number of popular albums and toured Europe, Canada, and Japan.

Family Life

His family moved from Leona, Texas to Houston when he was seven.

Associated With

He performed at Live Aid '95 alongside George Thorogood and the Destroyers.