“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Osceola in Mississippi County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)

Albert King

Albert King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 31, 2010
1. Albert King Marker
Inscription. Moving to Osceola with his family at age 8, Blues legend Albert King (1923-1992) earned an early living picking cotton on nearby farms. King began his magnificent professional career in Osceola with his group, In The Groove Boys. King's T99 Club, once located here, hosted musical icons traveling between St. Louis and Memphis.
Location. 35° 42.169′ N, 89° 58.148′ W. Marker is in Osceola, Arkansas, in Mississippi County. Marker is at the intersection of West Hale Avenue and South Poplar Street, on the right when traveling east on West Hale Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Osceola AR 72370, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Son Seals (here, next to this marker); Reggie Young (here, next to this marker); Willie Bloom (here, next to this marker); Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas (here, next to this marker); Billy Lee Riley (here, next to this marker); Patterson Store (a few steps from this marker); Coston Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Osceola.
Also see . . .  Albert King. Cascade Blues biography written by Greg Johnson.
Osceola's Musical Heritage image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
2. Osceola's Musical Heritage
From left to right are markers for Reggie Young, Albert King, Son Seals, Willie Bloom, Jimmy "Popeye" Thomas, and Billy Lee Riley. To the right is the old Patterson Store.
(Submitted on October 2, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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