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Albert Collins

  • Birth 1 Oct 1932 Leona, Leon County, Texas, USA
  • Death 24 Nov 1993 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Burial Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
  • Plot Garden of Prayer, Section C, Lot 80, Space 2, 16 rows off cemetery road and 1 row off the oleander bushes
  • Memorial ID 7454

Blues Musician. Known as "The Master of the Telecaster," he formed his own band in 1952 playing in the Houston, Texas area. In 1960 his album "Frosty" sold over one million copies and his career began to grow as his music was being played on blues radio stations around the United States. In 1978 his Grammy nominated album "Ice Pickin'" won "Best Blues Album of the Year" by the Montreaux Jazz Festival. His music was featured in the movie "Adventures in Babysitting." His album "Showdown" won a Grammy in 1985. According to Alligator Records he won "every award the blues world had to offer."

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  • Added: 5 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7454
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Collins (1 Oct 1932–24 Nov 1993), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7454, citing Davis Memorial Park, Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .