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And a Texan Joins Them: Freddie King Is In the Hall of Fame

by Jerome Weeks 7 Dec 2011 3:59 PM

The pride of Gilmer, Texas, is now officially an “Early Influence” on rock and roll.


Rolling Stone reports that the votes are in and the late Freddie King, pride of Gilmer, Texas, is now a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, “Early Influence” division.

Oh, and in case you’re wondering, yeah, there were some other people mentioned, too, like Guns ‘N’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, the Small Faces,  Donovan and Laura Nyro. They’re all in, too. The ceremony will be held April 14th at Cleveland’s Public Hall. It will be broadcast on HBO in early May.