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Albert King
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    (April 25, 1923-December 21, 1992)
    Born in Indianola, Mississippi
    Birth name was Albert Nelson
    Recorded the albums 'Born Under A Bad Sign' (1967), 'Live Wire/Blues Power' (1968), 'Blues At Sunset' (1973), 'Blues At Sunrise' (1973), 'The Blues Don't Change' (1974), 'Tuckload of Lovin' (1976), 'New Orleans Heat' (1979), 'Wednesday Night In San Francisco' (1990) and 'Thursday Night in San Francisco' (1990)
    Songs include 'Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong,' 'Laundromat Blues,' 'Crosscut Saw,' 'Born Under a Bad Sign' and 'As the Years Go Passing By'
    Considered one of the 'Three Kings of Blues Guitar' with B.B. King and Freddie King
    He falsely claimed to be B.B. King's half-brother.
    He named his guitar Lucy, which never became as famous as B.B. King's Lucille.
    He released two different albums titled 'I'll Play The Blues For You.'
    He weighed 250 pounds.
    He was a left-hander who played guitar upside down, producing his signature sound.
    He influenced rock guitarists like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
    B.B. King said, 'He wasn't my brother in blood, but he sure was my brother in blues.'
    He died two days after his last concert, just before the scheduled start of a European tour.

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