Monday, 2 September 2013

Freddie King, 1934–1976 (American blues guitarist, singer, a.k.a "The Texas Cannonball")


* Freddie King — who had the regal Sun on his MC conjunct musical Neptune — is often mentioned as one of "the Three Kings" of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King, as well as being the youngest of the three. Nicknamed "The Texas Cannonball," King had Pluto at the very end of the 8th House, trine and ruling his Scorpio Ascendant.


WIKIPEDIA BLURB

Freddie King based his guitar style on Texas and Chicago influences and was one of the first bluesmen to have a multi-racial backing band onstage with him at live performances. He is best known for singles such as "Have You Ever Loved A Woman" (1960) and his Top 40 hit "Hide Away" (1961). He is also known for albums such as the early, instrumental-packed Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King (1961) and the later album Burglar (1974), which displayed King's mature versatility as both player and singer in a range of blues and funk styles.


King had a twenty-year recording career and became established as an influential guitarist with hits for Federal Records, in the early 1960s. He inspired American musicians such as Jerry Garcia, Stevie Ray Vaughan and his brother Jimmie Vaughan and others. His influence was also felt in UK, through recordings by blues revivalists such as Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Chicken Shack. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.


NATAL DATA and ASTROLOGY CHART

BIRTH DATA: Fred Christion, 3 September 1934, 12:00 (12 noon) CST (+6), Gilmer, Texas, USA (32n43, 94w56). ASC: 26 Scorpio. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (©) quotes birth certificate on file (birth time of "12 pm").


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