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King, Albert, 1923-1992


  • [Albert King was a Blues Hall of Fame inductee in 1983.]

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  • Variants

    • Nelson, Albert, 1923-1992
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19240425
    • Birth Date

        19230425African American National Biography
    • Death Date

        19921221
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) King Record Co., Ltd.
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Indianola (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Memphis (Tenn.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: His Masterworks [SR] p1982:label (Albert King, blues singer and guitarist)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd.(hdg.: King, Albert, 1923- )
    • found: Washington Post, 12-24-92(Albert King, blues guitarist, 69, d. 12-21-92, Memphis)
    • found: Enc. of pop. mus., 3rd ed.(King, Albert; b. Albert Nelson, Apr. 23, 1923 (although 3 other dates have also been published), Indianola, Miss., d. Dec. 21, 1992, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • found: Santelli, R. Big book of blues, 1993(King, Albert; b. Albert Nelson, Apr. 25, 1923, Indianola, Miss., d. Dec. 21, 1992, Memphis, Tenn.)
    • found: Southern, E. Bio. dict. of Afro-Amer. and African musicians(King, Albert; b. Apr. 25, 1923, Indianola, Miss.; bluesman)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed March 6, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(King, Albert; Albert Nelson; blues musician, singer, guitarist; born 25 April, 1923 in Indianola, Mississippi, United States; moved to Osceola, Arkansas (1931); sang with gospel vocal groups; worked as drummer at local clubs in Gary, Indiana (1952-1953); drove bulldozer and played frequent gigs in Osceola, Arkansas (1954); formed his own trio, played at local clubs, St. Louis (1956); recorded for Bobbin label, St. Louis (1957-1962) and King label, his hit “Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong” reached number 14 on national rhythm and blues charts (1962); played soul music in Memphis (1966); created the so called “deep blues”; arranged to perform at legendary Fillmore auditorium, San Francisco, California; appeared on a television show, Carnegie Hall, Newport Jazz Festival, Fillmore East auditorium (1971); died 21 December, 1992 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Albert King was a Blues Hall of Fame inductee in 1983.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1983-12-06: new
    • 2016-06-01: revised
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