Freddie King was born on September 3, 1934.
He was nicknamed “The Texas Cannonball”.
He is often mentioned as one of “the Three Kings” of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King.
He is best known for singles such as “Have You Ever Loved A Woman” (1960) and his Top 40 hit “Hide Away” (1961).
He is credited as a key inspiration to Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmie Vaughan. His influence was also strong toward Eric Clapton and the revival of the blues.
King died from heart failure on December 28, 1976 at the all-too-young age of 42.
Happy Birthday Freddie! We miss you!