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Freddie King

Freddie KingAKA Freddie Christian

Born: 3-Sep-1934
Birthplace: Gilmer, TX
Died: 28-Dec-1976
Location of death: Dallas, TX
Cause of death: Illness [1]
Remains: Buried, Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Guitarist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Blues guitarist, The Texas Cannonball

[1] Peritonitis, and other general abuse.

Mother: Ella Mae
Wife: Jessie Burnett (m. 1952, six children)

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2012
    Risk Factors: Smoking

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Selected albums:
Freddy King Sings (1961)
Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961)
Bossa Nova and the Blues (1963)
Freddy King Goes Surfin (1963)
Bonanza of Instrumentals (1965)
Freddie King Sings Again (1965)
Freddie King Is a Blues Master (1969)
My Feeling For The Blues (1970)
Getting Ready (1971)
The Texas Cannonball (1972)
Woman Across the River (1973)
Burglar (1974)
Freddie King Larger than Life (1975)

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