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Freddie King

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The Tymes, Freddie King, Dionne Warwick, Dee Clark, Solomon Burke, The Miracles: Regal Theatre, Chicago IL

Live Review by Guy Stevens, Record Mirror, 4 April 1964


Junior Walker & the Allstars, Freddie King, Jimmy Cliff: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 21 October 1967

IT WAS A 'soul show' at the Saville last Sunday, in the very widest sense of the term. Jimmy Cliff started off, and when he ...

Junior Walker and The All-Stars, Jimmy Cliff, Freddie King: Saville Theatre, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 21 October 1967

GREAT THUNDERING jackanapes! An all-round good show at the Saville: No goofs, no cur­tains falling down, great music, a nice audience and even, won­der of ...

Electric Flag; Freddie King; Buddy Guy: Fillmore West, San Francisco CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 10 July 1968

Lots of Room at Fillmore West ...

Platter Chatter

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, March 1969

New Albums from Jeff Beck, Freddie King et al ...

Freddie King: Freddie Takes a British Cold Back Home

Interview by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 22 March 1969

"I DIDN'T have it tonight," said Freddie King after a hard workout at Art Saunders' Wood Green club on Tuesday last week. ...

Payin' Some Dues — Blues at Ann Arbor

Live Review by Miller Francis jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 18 August 1969

"I'd like for them to hear the real things. I don't think yet that most of the white people like my music because it's blues. I ...

Freddie King, Juke Boy Bonner, Jo-Ann Kelly, John Dummer: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 November 1969

TUESDAY OF last week was Big Blues Night at London's 100 Club where a large, good-humoured crowd was afforded almost non-stop entertainment by the Killing ...

Freddie King: Ash Grove, Los Angeles

Live Review by David Rensin, The Valley State Daily Sundial, 18 December 1970

No one matches F. King ...

Freddie King, Juke Boy Bonner: The Ash Grove, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by John Mendelssohn, Los Angeles Times, 2 July 1971

Freddie King Performs on Ash Grove Stage ...

B.B. King and Freddie King: Kings Of The Blues

Interview by Richard Green, New Musical Express, 11 December 1971

Two bluesmen who have become living legends talk about their careers and the state of the blues today. And B.B. King and Freddie King both ...

Grand Funk Railroad, Freddie King: Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Ian Dove, The New York Times, 25 December 1972

Grand Funk Railroad Steams Into the Garden at Full Throttle ...

Freddie King: The Cannonball Blows Into Town

Interview by Jerry Gilbert, Sounds, 28 July 1973

WHEN THE Texas Cannonball blows into town it's quite an event, and when he's only in for a couple of days then everybody wants to ...

Freddie King: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Philip Norman, The Times, 2 December 1974

AN IMPRESSIVE crowd awaited Freddie King at the Roundhouse last night, wound about its cylindrical structure or massed on its inhospitable boards for several hours ...

Various Blues Albums

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 3 May 1975

If you're a living blues master, are you better off dead? ...

Freddie King: New Victoria, London

Live Review by Chas de Whalley, New Musical Express, 1 November 1975

A NIGHT TO remember. "It's Blues time, ladies and gentlemen. Please welcome Freddie King." ...

The Crystal Palace Garden Party: E.C. Was Here…But Coryell Was Better

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, 7 August 1976

THERE IS an aura of faded grace and decaying dignity about Crystal Palace, set upon the heights of Norwood in South London. Perhaps it stems ...

Freddie King: King of rhythm 'n' blues

Obituary by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 January 1977

SOME BLUESMEN are pure country artists, folk musicians really, others are traditional-mixed-with-Chicago, others West Coast, jazz-blues Memphis stylists soul singers and what-have-you. ...

Freddie King and Howard Tate are the Soul of Gospel and Blues

Report by Kirk Silsbee, Pasadena Weekly, 16 February 2006

TOO OFTEN we're reminded that soul – the fundament of black gospel and blues—is fast slipping away from us.  Losing Wilson Pickett and Lou Rawls in ...

Freddie King

Retrospective by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World, August 2012

NOTE: This is an expanded version of a piece that was in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame's induction program in 2012: the lengthier ...


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