Freddie King

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Early Influence

Inducted in: 2012

Inducted by: Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill

Nominated as a Performer in: 2012   

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2019 (ranked #17 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

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9 comments so far (post your own)

I can't believe I am the first to comment, I beat mrxyz here.

Posted by Brian on Monday, 10.19.09 @ 08:21am

Put him in the Hall!

Posted by BrianSmith on Wednesday, 03.10.10 @ 22:45pm

Congrats to Freddie King for being inducted, it should have been in the Performer category, but an induction nevertheless.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 05:33am

What a joke!!

Posted by Tracy on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 06:51am

freddie king one of the greats in blues deseves this honor. it's about time.

Posted by martini on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 13:57pm

Freddie "The Texas Cannonball" King should be inducted! He is the influence of major inductee's such as Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. His blend of Texas Delta and Southside Chicago Blues changed the direction of Blues Guitar forever. He was the first to take blues to a rock level and never look back. Almost every rock guitar and bluesy riff heard today can be attributed to Freddie King. He was a master of his 445 Gibson and played from what his heart told him to play. He died young and has been forgotton so that works against him being inducted but simply based on influence to the Modern Day Blues Guitar styling, The Texas Canonball should be inducted! @JEV1A

Posted by John Vizzusi on Thursday, 03.1.12 @ 02:25am

So the Rock Hall nominates Wanda Jackson and Freddie King in the main performers category and then inducts them in the early influence category, and Freddie King's daughter is named Wanda too.

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.7.12 @ 11:51am

Elton John mentioned Freddie King last year in his induction speech for Leon Russell, and Freddie King was inducted this year.

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 05.22.12 @ 14:42pm

Freaky coincidence yes.

Posted by Greg F on Tuesday, 05.22.12 @ 15:25pm

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