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Friday, September 22, 2017
Art of Rock and Roll Walnut Street Gallery: Your source for Rock and Roll Fine Art and Memorabilia
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Albert King 1

This photograph of Albert King was taken by fine art photographer Paul Natkin.

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 Albert King One of the "Three Kings" of the Blues guitar (along with B.B.King and Freddie King), he stood 6 foot 4" weighed in at 260 pounds (118 kg) and was known as "The Velvet Bulldozer". He was born Albert Nelson into a humble family in Indianola, Mississippi, at a cotton plantation where he worked in his early days. One of his earlier influences in music was his own father, Will Nelson, who would often play the guitar.

King influenced many later blues guitarists including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton,  and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Eric Clapton's guitar solo on the 1968 Cream hit "Strange Brew" from the album Disraeli Gears is a close emulation of King's solo on his Stax Records hit "Oh, Pretty Woman".

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