Freddie King (Gilmer (Texas), 3 september 1934 - Dallas28 december 1976) was a bluesguitarist and singer.

King, one of the "Three Kings" of blues guitar (along with Albert Kingand B.B. King ), was born in GilmerTexas in 1934. He moved with his family to Chicago in 1950where he began playing in local clubs.

His instrumental Hide Away, recorded in 1961, was later covered by Eric Clapton and John Mayall. King had a strong influence on the blues rock musicians such as Clapton, Jeff BeckKeith RichardsKenny Wayne Shepherd and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

King moved to DallasTexas in 1963. He died in Dallas in 1976 of a heart attack and complications from bleeding.

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