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Dead Person Of The Day December 21 – Albert King

No Comments 22 December 2011

Ok guys,

Consider this PA # 350

For those that DON’T know there are three kings :

B.B. King

Albert King

Freddie King

When one comes up, you take a second. Reflect, and enjoy.

NOR

P.S. Imagine if the last line of your obit could read the same.

Albert King (April 25, 1923 – December 21, 1992)

LAURENCE STAIG

Albert Nelson (Albert King), guitarist and singer, born Indianola Mississippi 25 April 1923, died Memphis Tennessee 21 December 1992.

I REMEMBER, when a teenager living in London, going with schoolfriends to a Starlite ballroom gig. I was off to watch the recently formed super-group the Cream. The lead guitarist, recent ex-member (and god) of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers was Eric Clapton. The Cream ended their first set with a number which was rapidly climbing the charts: ‘Strange Brew’. Clapton made his guitar cry and soar with a series of string-bending notes, punctuated leaps and peaks. Suddenly, someone in the audience yelled out: ‘Albert King]’ A huge grin spread across Clapton’s face, and for a moment he had to turn away. Someone in the audience had struck a chord. Continue


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