Monday, April 16, 2012
Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill, Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa Pay Tribute To Blues Guitar Legend Freddie King At Rock Hall Of Fame Induction
King, who passed away at the age of 42 in December 1976, had a twenty-year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records in the early 1960s. He has inspired American musicians such as Duane Allman, Jerry Garcia, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie Vaughan, Johnny Winter and others. His influence was also felt in the UK, through recordings by blues revivalists such as Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Peter Green, John Mayall the late Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher and many, many more. Latter day disciples of King include the aforementioned Joe Bonamassa, Texas based guitarist Buddy Whittington, and the late Jeff Healey.
Here is fan produced video of that performance, live at the 27th Annual Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall in Cleveland, Ohio :