Along with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click this link: thesun.co.uk/editorial-complaints/, Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, Boxing trainer Freddie King has sadly passed away at the age of 79, King guided Eamonn Loughran to the WBO welterweight title in 1993, Paul 'Silky' Jones captured the WBO light-middleweight strap in 1995 after he defeated Verno Phillips, Amir Khan slams Saul Alvarez and says he will always be remembered as a drugs cheat, Tyson Fury gives inspiring message to fans after suffering black eye in sparring with David Allen, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The single failed to gain much attention. He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar along with Albert King and B.B. King single-string style of playing, King enjoyed success on a variety of different record labels. Hide twice won the WBO heavyweight strap - first in 1994 after knocking out Michael Bentt - before reclaiming the title in 1997 after dismantling Tony Tucker inside two rounds. In 1993 by proclamation from the Texas Governor Ann Richards, September 3 was declared the Freddie King Day. In autumn 1949, he and his family moved from Dallas to the South Side of Chicago. Here is all you want to know, and more! No words are enough. According to his birth certificate he was named Fred King, and his parents were Ella Mae King and J. T. Christian. The King of Pop sold approximately 400 million records, thanks to his iconic albums Thriller and Bad. He was the thirty-fifth Kabaka of Buganda and the first President of Uganda. "You've Got to Love Her With Feeling" was followed by "Hide Away," the song that would become Freddie King's signature tune and most influential recording. When Freddie was six years old, his mother and his uncle began teaching him to play the guitar. King Records was instrumental in crowning both Freddie and Albert King, and maybe the reason for their sharing the same alias: B.B. Throughout 1976, Freddie King toured America, even though his health was beginning to decline. ", Our family and the whole of @MatchroomBoxing are deeply saddened by the loss of my godfather Freddie King. Freddie King Stereo SHE-8905 (SHE 1-8905 and SHE 2-8905) Distributed by Capitol Records, Inc. Soon, the young guitarist formed his own band, the Every Hour Blues Boys, and was performing himself. Blues innovator Freddie King sang like a lion and struck his guitar’s strings with rattlesnake intensity. LEGENDARY boxing trainer Freddie King has tragically passed away at the age of 79. Throughout 1976, Freddie King toured America, even though his health was beginning to decline. He tweeted: "RIP unsung hero of boxing Freddie King. He was married to Jessie Burnett. A great fighter, great trainer and great man. ", RIPunsung hero of boxing Freddie King. AKA Freddie Christian. This service is provided on News Group Newspapers' Limited's Standard Terms and Conditions in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy. #godblessyoufreddie. 'Silky' Jones - who captured the WBO light-middleweight championship under the tutelage of King - claimed his mentor was one of the unsung heroes of British boxing. Loughran was the first of King's stable to reach the pinnacle of the sport, as he claimed the WBO welterweight title in 1993 after defeating Lorenzo Smith in Belfast. Facebook, Messenger & Instagram 'down' in mysterious mass outage, users complain, Queen forms 'New Firm' of 8 to attend events - without Harry, Meghan or Andrew, 32 men charged with almost 200 offences against 8 girls as young as 13, Wife reveals why she takes a bite out of her man’s packed lunch every day, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Title of A3 on the label, Worried My Life No More, differs from the title on the back of the sleeve, Worried Life Blues. and Albert King. ", While former featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan tweeted: "Sad news to hear of the passing of top boxer and trainer Freddie King RIP, deepest sympathies to his family. Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an influential American blues and rock guitarist and singer. Jan 6, 2009 #8 Yep... A Gibson 33x and a big Fender amp, cranked and bright are the main components. Guitarist Born in Texas #31. Queen frontman Freddie Mercury kept his battle with Aids a complete secret until 24 hours before his tragic death, aged just 45 - but his last picture sparked concern from fans that he was very ill If the manner of King Freddie’s death was dramatic, the backstory was no less so. Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), thought to have been born as Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "the Texas Cannonball", was an influential African-American blues guitarist and singer.He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. The guitarist Freddie King died at the age of 42. Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) is, unarguably, one of the ‘founding fathers’ of the blues rock genre. The foreign press often referred to him as King Freddie, a name rarely used in Uganda. Frederick II (German: Friedrich II. Blues singer and guitarist who flourished in the 1960s with a laid-back voice and a facile, fast-fingered guitar technique. Although his passing was premature -- he was only 42 years old -- Freddie King's influence could still be heard in blues and rock guitarists decades after his death. King Records was instrumental in crowning both Freddie and Albert King, and maybe the reason for their sharing the same alias: B.B. Dave Orban Member. A great fighter & trainer. Freddie King Birthday and Date of Death. On December 29, 1976, King died of heart failure. But we can't forget- that metal fingerpick on his index and a whole lotta feelin' are a huge part of what's driving us wild. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Cub Koda, Rovi Freddie King stayed with Russell until 1972, then moved on to RSO Records, run by Eric Clapton's manager. Dick McTaggert won a gold medal in the 1956 Olympics he was no match for Feddie, who stopped him in 4 rounds. He recorded several hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. Blues singer and guitarist who flourished in the 1960s with a laid-back voice and a facile, fast-fingered guitar … Freddie King. Freddie King didn't cut his own record until 1957, when he recorded "Country Boy" for the small independent label El-Bee. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer. Rest in peace pic.twitter.com/T6tnuH9YZ8. While Irish star Collins picked up his WBO middleweight strap in 1994 after beating Chris Pyatt, where he would then defeat Chris Eubank Sr for the WBO super-middleweight belt in his next outing. Tributes have poured in for the beloved trainer, who guided the likes of Steve Collins, Herbie Hide, Eamonn Loughran and Paul Jones to world glory in the 1990s. Blues guitarist, The Texas Cannonball. ", Frank Bruno was yet another ex-champ to pay their respects, as he said: "Very sad to hear Freddie King has passed away, he will be greatly missed. ... Just before his death, Jackson was worth approximately $500 million. 1) Freddie was kind of fat, whereas this guy was skinny. ", While his father Barry also paid his condolences, as he said: "RIP Freddie King. Today, 24 November, marks 29 years to the day since the death of one of music's all-time greats. King and Albert King. Sir Edward Frederick William David Walugembe Mutebi Luwangula Mutesa II (modern spelling: Muteesa) KBE (19 November 1924 – 21 November 1969) was Kabaka of the Kingdom of Buganda in Uganda from 22 November 1939 until his death. Freddie King ( September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976 ) was born as Frederick Christian and nicknamed as The Texas Cannonball, was an American blues singer and guitarist, remembered as one of the three kings of electric blues – guitar, together with B. B. Sad news to hear of the passing of top boxer and trainer Freddie King RIP, deepest sympathies to his family.#godblessyoufreddie https://t.co/oafG6kthDL, Very sad to hear Freddie King has passed away, he will be greatly missed. Initially, King played rural acoustic blues, in the vein of Lightin' Hopkins. Rest in peace. Musician. pic.twitter.com/rEGXMw5G0e, Reminiscing with Dad...16/10/93 Kings Hall, Belfast his first World Champion Eamonn Loughran #WBO #TBT pic.twitter.com/3eqm5J98Wm, Promoter Eddie Hearn paid his respects to his godfather, tweeting: "Our family and the whole of @MatchroomBoxing are deeply saddened by the loss of my godfather Freddie King. King. Although his career was tragically cut short by his death at the age of 42, Freddie King was one of America's most distinctive and influential electric blues guitarists, leaving an indelible mark on more than one generation of guitar superstars, including Eric Clapton, … Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976), thought to have been born as Frederick Christian in Gilmer, Texas, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed "the Texas Cannonball", was an influential African-American blues guitarist and singer.He is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. Most Popular #104843. Freddie King was born on September 3, 1934 and died on December 28, 1976. as a trainer he produced 4 World and several domestic champions as a fighter he had 150 amateur contests and lost 4 times. In the mid-'50s, King began playing on sessions for Parrott and Chess Records, as well as playing with Earlee Payton's Blues Cats and the Little Sonny Cooper Band. Freddie King was born as Frederick Christian on September 3, 1934. Most Popular #104843. First Name Freddie #27. On December 29, 1976, King died of heart failure. pic.twitter.com/UHnwnlvqcY, There is no greater power and support you can give someone than to look them in the eye, and with sincerity/conviction say, 'I believe in you. If you’re young enough to imagine the Armadillo World Headquarters — rather than remember it — there are probably just a few names you have associated with it. King (no relation). Willie Nelson, for sure. Although his passing was premature -- he was only 42 years old -- Freddie King's influence could still be heard in blues and rock guitarists decades after his death. And being Freddie King, of course. was the brightest star in Blues at the time, often compared to the likes of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Blues singer and guitarist who flourished in the 1960s with a laid-back voice and a facile, fast-fingered guitar technique. His soulful and powerful voice and distinctive guitar style inspired many musicians, particularly guitarists. Freddie King is often mentioned as one of “the three kings” of electric blues guitar along with Albert King and B.B. The writer of this song on the label is Willie Dixon, while on the back of the sleeve it is Big Maco. [1] Peritonitis, and other general abuse. Biography - A Short Wiki. On December 29, 1976, King died of heart failure. Employing a more down-home (thumb and finger picks) approach to the B.B. As you probably know, in the blues game, "King" is a recurring family name. Freddie King (September 3, 1934 – December 28, 1976) was an American blues guitarist and singer. 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