Albert KingRevered by the likes of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King was the first major blues guitarist to establish a rapport with R&B and rock audiences. Recording for the Stax label in the ’60s, King perfected a blues sound that was spiked with large doses of Memphis soul. In 1968 he became the first blues guitarist to play the legendary Fillmore West venue.

Albert King
Revered by the likes of Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King was the first major blues guitarist to establish a rapport with R&B and rock audiences. Recording for the Stax label in the ’60s, King perfected a blues sound that was spiked with large doses of Memphis soul. In 1968 he became the first blues guitarist to play the legendary Fillmore West venue.

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    Anyone who smokes a god damn pipe while playing on stage is a badass in my book. AK was the man.
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