LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18: (L-R) Evelyn Smith and Alice Johnson accept award on behalf of Albert King onstage at the 28th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 18, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
the power in those chords on those Stax recordings ... Albert King was always Terminator X's main dude.
Albert King was hugely influential to me as a guitarist; those Heart records are such classic rock jams; Public Enemy, one of the greatest not just hip-hop groups, but groups of all time, and Rush was super formative for me as a guitar player and aspiring musician ... And when a Donna Summer jam comes on, I will crank that shit. I didn’t like it when I was a young metallian, but now it’s fantastic.More quotes »
Public Enemy enters Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame early this morning at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, alongside Heart , Albert King , Randy Newman , Rush and Donna Summer .The Roosevelt group, a rare inductee in its first year of eligibility, was also set Read more »
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one such being BB KING – he was one of the 3 ‘Kings’, and we have now lost the chance to have reached out to the other two (Albert King and Freddie King). It was when I started researching BB King’s story that I found that his life has been so intense that from Toronto Film Scene Read more »
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as highly esteemed as Born Under a Bad Sign is, should never be reissued. It never should go out of print in the first place. Albert King has many crowns in the land of the blues, and he’s earned every single one of them, including his recent posthumous induction from PopMatters Read more »
B.B. King is an icon of the blues
called the King of the Blues, one of the Three Kings of the Blues (along with fellow singer / guitarists Freddie King and Albert King), one of the most influential guitarists in music and a living legend. Not one of those hosannas and accolades is hyperbolic. from Miami Herald Read more »
Exclusive: Listen to Booker T. Jones and Gary Clark Jr.'s 'Austin City Blues'
the Memphis R&B powerhouse Stax Records. That's Booker T. you hear on Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" and Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign." And of course, his own "Green Onions." Jones split with the label in 1971, but now they've reunited: from Esquire Read more »
Rock And Roll Hall of Fame answers one great mystery of rock music: When did Rush get so cool?
ceremonies might be the least rock ‘n’ roll thing ever. But Public Enemy, Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, Quincy Jones, Lou Adler, Albert King, and Randy Newman took their spots in the canon last night — the actual ceremony happened at L.A.’s Nokia Theater in April, from Entertainment Weekly Read more »