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Freddie King performs in 1973.
April 12, 2012 The Texan, whose biting guitar sound influenced artists from Eric Clapton to Jeff Beck, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this Saturday.
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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee Chaka Khan onstage in London in 1985.
September 28, 2011 Hear our favorite song by each of the 15 performers up for induction in 2012.
Stevie Ray Vaughan synthesized many influences, from Albert King to T-Bone Walker, to get his unique guitar style.
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August 3, 2011 Vaughan synthesized many influences, from Albert King to T-Bone Walker, to get his unique style.
December 14, 2010 The holiday spirit, powerful though it may be, just doesn't work for everybody: Some folks simply hate the season. These five blues songs are for the killjoys -- who, after all, need to get something for the holidays.
Taking Care of Business spans most of Freddie King's career.
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July 14, 2010 Of the three great blues guitarists named King -- B.B., Albert and Freddie -- arguably the most influential was also the least well-known: Freddie. But his most important work has been unavailable until recently. Critic Ed Ward reviews a recent release, Taking Care of Business, which spans much of King's career.
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