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

On April 14th, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio for the induction of the late, great blues guitarist Freddie King into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, ZZ Top members Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill were joined onstage by guitarists Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa for a jam which included King's classics "Goin' Down" and the instrumental "Hideaway".


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 :


"Goin' Down"


"Hideaway"


1 comment:

Adam Smith said...

Freddie King is realy a true rocking star and king. No one can play guitar like him. Thanks for this post and your effort regarding to this blog


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