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Albert King

Biography

Mississippi blues guitarist and singer who, in 2013, was a posthumous Stone Hall of Popularity inductee. He selected cotton to greatly help his family members economically when he was youthful. His initial group was The Groove Children. He was referred to as The Velvet Bulldozer and was among the Three Kings from the Blues Electric guitar, alongside B.B. Ruler and Freddie Ruler. He was created into a family members with thirteen kids to parents Mary Blevins, a cathedral vocalist, and stepfather Can Nelson, an amateur guitarist and preacher. His blues music afterwards inspired Eric Clapton.

Quick Facts


Full Name Albert King
Date Of Birth April 25, 1923
Died December 21, 1992, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Place Of Birth Indianola, MS
Height 1.93 m
Profession Guitarist
Nationality American
Parents Mary Blevins, Will Nelson
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award
Movies Wattstax, Albert King: Live in Sweden
Star Sign Taurus

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#Fact
1Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983.
2Posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
3Posthumously inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame in 1993.
4Best known for songs "Crosscut Saw" and "Blues Before Sunrise".


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Santa 22016performer: "Santa Claus Wants Some Loving"
Manchester by the Sea2016performer: "Driving Wheel"
BoschTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Lilyhammer2012-2013TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Star Trek Into Darkness2013performer: "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
The Switch2010/Iperformer: "More Bad Luck" / writer: "More Bad Luck"
Soul Men2008performer: "Born under a Bad Sign"
27 Dresses2008performer: "The Sky Is Crying"
Friday Night LightsTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Dave Chappelle's Block Party2005Documentary writer: "Nappy Heads"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Bodywork2001performer: "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
Beverly Hills, 902101991TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frank's Place1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barfly1987performer: "Born Under a Bad Sign"
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King1983TV Movie writer: "Match Box Blues" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wattstax1973Documentary performer: "I'll Play The Blues For You"
The Coming Thing1970writer: "The Hunter" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony2013TV MovieHimself - Honoree
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards1987TV SpecialHimself - Performer
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King1983TV MovieHimself (Guitar, Vocals)
Jammin' with the Blues Greats1982Video documentaryHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Wattstax1973DocumentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651968TV SeriesHimself

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