Freddie King

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Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
Gilmer, TX
Death Date
Sep 28, 1976 (42)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
3, 1934
Birthplace
Gilmer, TX
Death Date
Sep 28, 1976 (42)

About

Guitarist who released hits like "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" and was ranked #15 on Rolling Stone's 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Before Fame

He worked picking cotton on the fields to afford his first guitar, taking his early lessons from his mother and uncle.

Trivia

He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, with music legends from Jerry Garcia to Eric Clapton naming him as one of their influences.

Family Life

He had six children with his wife Jessie Burnett, following her from Chicago back to Texas when she disapproved of his Chicago lifestyle.

Associated With

He, along with Albert King and B.B. King, were collectively referred to as the Three Kings of electric blues guitar.