Frederick Christian (born December 28th, 1976), better known by his stage name Freddie King, was a singer, songwriter and blues guitarist. He was among the most popular blues musicians and is named along with Albert King and B.B. King when it comes to electric blues guitar.
His music style is influenced a lot by the Chicago and Texas style of music. He started his career in 1952. He has released several hit songs, with “Have you ever loved a woman” in 1960 and “Hide Away” in 1961 among the most prominent of his songs. His albums displaye the blues and funk style of Freddie King. He released several albums and compilations in his musical career. Some of his well liked albums are “Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddie King” (1961) and “Burglar” (1974).
He had a great degree of influence on many musicians all over the world. He was associated with many labels including federal, cotillion, shelter, and RSO records. He released almost a dozen albums in his 20 years career. He also received several awards and achievements during his lifetime. He was placed 25th in the list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time by “Rolling Stone”. He died in 1976 from a heart failure