|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2013
Inducted by: John Mayer
Nominated in: 2013
First Eligible: 1988 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2008 (ranked #15 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .
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this man has my vote for sure.. he is one of the best of blues/rock.. he has sooo many great albums. and songs.. it would be hard to chose one, to put him through, i would think.
Posted by popeye on Sunday, 10.7.07 @ 13:20pm
Posted by zzy on Thursday, 12.6.07 @ 10:03am
Without Albert King there would have been no Stevie Ray or Texas blues sound for that matter. There is not a blues guitar player alive who doesn't know some Albert Collins licks.
Posted by GHM on Wednesday, 12.19.07 @ 14:16pm
He was left-handed...So he had to turn the guitar upside down to play it. That's why he had such a unique sound. Preferbly with Gibson Flying V's.
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 12.20.07 @ 09:07am
He was a major influence on Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray vaughan....for that reason only, he should have been in 10 or 15 yrs ago!!!
Posted by STEVE on Friday, 03.28.08 @ 15:06pm
I don't understand why he is not all ready there. One of the 3 kings come on. I thought this was about the music not politics.
Posted by buddy on Friday, 04.18.08 @ 19:41pm
How has he not been inducted yet?! Thats insane! He should have been inducted the first year he was eligible!
Posted by Pat on Wednesday, 04.22.09 @ 02:17am
Since we are on the topic of early influences, Albert King is definately someone who should be inducted in the EI category. A major influence on rock musicians like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 17:09pm
No, Dude Man, not as an Early Influence. His first recordings were not until 1961. His music does NOT predate Rock'n'Roll. "Early" and "Outside" are not synonymous, and there is no "Outside Influence" category, because when you look at the actual criteria they list, it's loose enough to where you can say the Performer category suffices for the needs of "Outside Influence".
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 22:50pm
If the artist must pre-date rock n roll than no I suppose, but Howlin' Wolf was inducted(and yes I know he was around in the '50s) as an EI and some of his best songs were in the '60s("Spoonful", "The Red Rooster"). Maybe an "Outside Influence" category is the best solution to this mess.
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 22:59pm
Also, if that is the exact criteria, then how is Wanda Jackson, a rockabilly artist that does not pre-date rock music, put into that category?
Posted by Dude Man on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 23:19pm
And Nat King Cole and Louis B. Armstrong had some of their best and best-known songs in the rock era, too, but they're Early Influences, and rightfully so.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 23:24pm
"Also, if that is the exact criteria, then how is Wanda Jackson, a rockabilly artist that does not pre-date rock music, put into that category?"
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 07.4.09 @ 23:28pm
Now "hear" is a south paw .."real blues" player. Since Blues is now rock ..he should be in...If your into "Real Blues" player. not rock players trying to play the blues..sad to say he does not have a mask or hat ...Also he does not look like a rock musicians do..
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.7.09 @ 23:32pm
Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Criminal World", on David Bowie's 1983 release "Let's Dance", features a guitar solo copied note-for-note from his hero Albert King by young session musician Stevie Ray Vaughan).
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 12.7.09 @ 23:37pm
Posted by mrxyzomg on Thursday, 08.12.10 @ 23:15pm
10 bucks says Albert King will be passed over for performer induction and then they will announce he is getting inducted in the early influence category (a la Wanda Jackson.
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 10.8.12 @ 19:15pm
Should have been inducted first year. Amazing amazing player.
Posted by Neckbeard on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 15:56pm
I sure hope he gets in
Posted by Happy on Friday, 11.9.12 @ 11:27am
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees who would vote for Albert King
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.13.12 @ 19:45pm
So why was Albert King more popular than Freddie King with the voters? What's the theory? The competition on the ballot?
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.11.12 @ 15:27pm
Albert King on the cover of Guitar Aficionado this month. Rock Hall mentioned!
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.28.13 @ 22:42pm
I certainly cannot argue against this but SRV and the Double Trouble Band should have gotten in first. The students surpassed the teacher on that one.
Posted by Hunter Morrow on Sunday, 09.1.13 @ 15:04pm
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