Freddie King

American blues guitarist and singer
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Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer. He recorded many hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. He was added into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. King was born in Gilmer, Texas.

King based his guitar style on Texas blues and Chicago blues. His best-known recordings include the early instrumentals "Hide Away" (1961), "San-Ho-Zay," (1961) and "The Stumble" (1962).[1] He later became involved with more rhythm and blues- and rock-oriented producers.[2]

King died on December 28, 1976 in Dallas, Texas from pancreatitis, at the age of 42.


  1. O'Neal, Jim (2008). "2008 Hall of Fame Inductees: Freddy King Sings – Freddie (Freddy) King (King, 1961)". The Blues Foundation. Retrieved September 10, 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  2. Koda, Cub. "Freddie King: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 14, 2009. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)