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Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Art of Rock and Roll Walnut Street Gallery: Your source for Rock and Roll Fine Art and Memorabilia
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Albert King 2

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

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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 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 was a left-handed "upside-down/backwards" guitarist: he was left-handed but usually played right-handed guitars flipped over upside-down so the low E string was on the bottom. In later years he played a custom-made guitar that was basically left-handed, but had the strings reversed (as he was used to playing).  King died on December 21, 1992 from a heart attack in Memphis.

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