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


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bad Santa 2 2016 performer: "Santa Claus Wants Some Loving"
Manchester by the Sea 2016 performer: "Driving Wheel"
Bosch TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2015 writer - 1 episode, 2015
Lilyhammer 2012-2013 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013 performer: "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
The Switch 2010/I performer: "More Bad Luck" / writer: "More Bad Luck"
Soul Men 2008 performer: "Born under a Bad Sign"
27 Dresses 2008 performer: "The Sky Is Crying"
Friday Night Lights TV Series performer - 1 episode, 2006 writer - 1 episode, 2006
Dave Chappelle's Block Party 2005 Documentary writer: "Nappy Heads"
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Bodywork 2001 performer: "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Frank's Place 1987 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Barfly 1987 performer: "Born Under a Bad Sign"
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King 1983 TV Movie writer: "Match Box Blues" - uncredited
WKRP in Cincinnati 1981 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Wattstax 1973 Documentary performer: "I'll Play The Blues For You"
The Coming Thing 1970 writer: "The Hunter" - uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2013 TV Movie Himself - Honoree
The 29th Annual Grammy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Performer
In Session: Stevie Ray Vaughan/Albert King 1983 TV Movie Himself (Guitar, Vocals)
Jammin' with the Blues Greats 1982 Video documentary Himself
In Concert 1973 TV Series Himself
Wattstax 1973 Documentary Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1968 TV Series Himself

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