Albert King gets inducted into the Rock Hall tonight: it’s about fucking time

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ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 18, 2013

By Steve Newton

The brainiacs over at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will redeem themselves for years of bad calls when they finally induct blues legend Albert King into their hallowed institution tonight.

The gatekeepers at the Cleveland-based facility have been getting flack for years for not inducting Canadian prog-rockers Rush–who also get the nod tonight–but when you think about, King’s longtime barring is way more embarrassing.

He died of a heart attack in 1992 at the age of 69, and had been eligible for induction since 1987–25 years after the release of his first album, The Big Blues.

They waited 26 years to induct the guy who did “Born Under a Bad Sign”?

That’s almost as shameful as not nominating Thin Lizzy at all.

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