Albert King

Well-known US blues guitarist & singer. Born 25 April 1923. Died 21 December 1992
Albert King
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1923-04-25
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Albert King

Biography

Albert King Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues ...

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Biography

Albert King Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), he is perhaps best known for the 1967 single "Born Under a Bad Sign".

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Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
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Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
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Like A Road Leading Home
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Like A Road Leading Home
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Honky Tonk Woman
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Honky Tonk Woman
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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Down Don't Bother Me
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Down Don't Bother Me
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Pretty Woman
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Pretty Woman
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Personal Manager
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Personal Manager
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Laundromat Blues
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Laundromat Blues
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For The Love Of A Woman (live from Montreux)
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For The Love Of A Woman (live from Montreux)
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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Born Under A Bad Sign
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Get Out of My Life, Woman
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Get Out of My Life, Woman
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I Wanna Get Funky
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I Wanna Get Funky
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Call It Stormy Monday
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Call It Stormy Monday
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For The Love Of A Woman
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For The Love Of A Woman
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Jailhouse Rock
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Jailhouse Rock
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Albert King Biography

Albert King Nelson (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992), known professionally as Albert King, was an American blues guitarist and singer, and a major influence in the world of blues guitar playing. One of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), he is perhaps best known for the 1967 single "Born Under a Bad Sign".

King stood taller than average, with sources reporting 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) or 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m), and weighed a hefty 250 pounds (110 kg) and was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer" due to his smooth singing and large size.

In May 2013, King was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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