Ed King

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Ed King
King in 1973
King in 1973
Background information
Birth nameEdward Calhoun King
Born(1949-09-14)September 14, 1949
Glendale, California, U.S.
DiedAugust 22, 2018(2018-08-22) (aged 68)
Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
GenresSouthern rock, psychedelic rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, bass
Years active1965–1996 (According to Official Website)

Edward Calhoun King[1] (September 14, 1949 – August 22, 2018)[2] was an American rock musician and songwriter. He was the guitarist for the psychedelic rock band Strawberry Alarm Clock and guitarist and bassist for the Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd from 1972 to 1975 and again from 1987 to 1996.[3]

King died in his Nashville, Tennessee home on August 22, 2018 from cancer at 68 years of age.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Michael, Paul (1980). The Great American Movie Book. Prentice-Hall. p. 162. ISBN 0133636631. "Saturday Night Special" by Ronnie Van Zant and Edward Calhoun King, sung by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  2. "Former Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Ed King dead at 68". Eu.tennessean.com. Retrieved August 23, 2018.
  3. Eder, Bruce. "Biography: Ed King". AMG. Retrieved May 8, 2010.
  4. Gaydos, Ryan (August 23, 2018). "Ed King, former guitarist for Lynyrd Skynyrd who co-wrote 'Sweet Home Alabama', dead at 68". Fox News. Retrieved August 23, 2018.