Albert King is born as Albert Nelson in Indianola, Mississippi.
Albert King moves to Chicago.
"Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" reaches Number 14 on the R&B charts.
Albert King releases his first album, "The Big Blues."
Albert King moves to Memphis and signs with the Atlantic Records subsidiary, Stax Records.
Albert King releases album "Born Under a Bad Sign." The title track is covered by several rock and roll artists.
Albert King plays at the first- ever show at Bill Graham's Fillmore East theater in New York City. Tim Buckley and Big Brother and the Holding Company are also on the bill.
Albert King joins the Doors onstage at the Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, Canada.
Albert King plays the closing show at the Filmore East.
"Born Under a Bad Sign" is inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame as a Classic Blues Recording.
Albert King receives the Rhythm & Blues Foundation Pioneer's Award.
Albert King plays his final concert, in Los Angeles.
Albert King dies of a heart attack in Memphis.
"Born Under a Bad Sign" receives a Grammy Hall of Fame award.