RIP Willie King
Posted on: Monday, Mar 9, 2009
Alabama bluesman Willie King dies at 65
March 09, 2009 14:07 EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama blues singer and guitarist Willie King has died, ending a career that took him from backwoods juke joints to the largest blues festivals in North American and Europe. He was 65.
Band member Debbie Bond says King had a heart attack Sunday afternoon at his home in the Old Memphis community of Pickens County near the Mississippi line. She said he died on the way to the hospital.
King was named Blues Artist of the Year by Living Blues Magazine in 2004. He appeared in the Martin Scorsese film “Feel Like Going Home.”