Albert King

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Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Indianola, MS
Death Date
Dec 21, 1992 (69)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
25, 1923
Birthplace
Indianola, MS
Death Date
Dec 21, 1992 (69)

About

Mississippi blues guitarist and singer who, in 2013, was a posthumous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Before Fame

He picked cotton to help his family financially when he was young. His first group was The Groove Boys.

Trivia

He was known as The Velvet Bulldozer and was one of the Three Kings of the Blues Guitar, along with B.B. King and Freddie King.

Family Life

He was born into a family with thirteen children to parents Mary Blevins, a church singer, and stepfather Will Nelson, an amateur guitar player and preacher.

Associated With

His blues music later influenced Eric Clapton.