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Albert King

American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter

Albert King

American blues guitarist, singer and songwriter
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birthday
25th
April, 1923
Death
21st
December, 1992
Birth Place
Indianola, Mississippi, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Albert Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known by his stage name Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer whose playing influenced many other blues guitarists. He is perhaps best known for the popular and influential album Born Under a Bad Sign (1967) and its title track. He, B.B. King, and Freddie King, all unrelated, were known as the “Kings of the Blues.” The left-handed King was known for his “deep, dramatic sound that was widely imitated by both blues and rock guitarists.”
He was once nicknamed “The Velvet Bulldozer” because of his smooth singing and large size-he stood taller than average, with sources reporting 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) or 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), and weighed 250 lb (110 kg)-and also because he drove a bulldozer in one of his day jobs early in his career.
King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983. He was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. In 2011, he was ranked number 13 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

instruments played
drums
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Jimmy Reed B.B. King Freddie King Booker T. & the MGs

Birth Name

Albert Nelson

Genres

Blues soul blues

Labels

Bobbin King Stax Atlantic

Years Active

1949 1992

Name

Albert King

Nationality

United States of America

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