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Albert King gets marker on Mississippi Blues Trail


The Associated Press



INDIANOLA -- The late guitarist and singer Albert King is being honored on the Mississippi Blues Trail. 


A marker commemorating King's career is being dedicated today. 


The Mississippi Development Authority said King gave his year of birth sometimes as 1923 and sometimes as 1924. Applying for a Social Security card in 1942, he listed his name as Albert Nelson. When he recorded his first record in 1953, he went by Albert King. 


He claimed to be a half brother of blues legend B.B. King, but B.B. King has said they were friends but not relatives. 


Albert King's most famous recordings were the album "Live Wire/Blues Power" and the singles "Born Under a Bad Sign," "Cross Cut Saw," "The Hunter" and "I'll Play the Blues for You."Copyright 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. 





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