Dates

  1937    Birth in Rayne, Louisiana.

  1960    Moves to Oregon, where he mostly plays jazz.

  1961    Moves to Chicago, and begins touring with McKinley Mitchell. King plays regularly at the Regal Theater, the Checkerboard Lounge and Theresa’s Lounge.

  1975    Moves to Jackson, MS, with McKinley Mitchell and playes sessions with McKinley at Malaco Records. Records later with Johnny Vincent on the ACE Records label.

  1976    Starts playing at the Queen of Hearts in Jackson, MS, on a regular basis. Has played there off and on since then.

  1985    Begins playing every other week at the famous Subway Lounge in Jackson, MS, until its closing in 2003.

  2003    Performs and records for the Last of the Mississippi Jukes documentary filmed about and at the Subway Lounge.

  2008     Performs a Blues in the Community lunch concert in Philadelphia, MS, in conjunction with the Blues at the Moon Festival in Choctaw, MS.

  2008    Begins performing at Blue Monday in the Central Mississippi Blues Society Blue Monday Band.

  2008    The Subway Lounge marker on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail is unveiled. King Edward is mentioned on the marker.

  2009    The Queen of Hearts marker on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail is unveiled. King Edward is mentioned in word and picture on the marker.

  2009    The ACE Records marker on the State of Mississippi Blues Trail is unveiled. King is mentioned on the marker as one of the recording artists.

  2009    Plays the Chicago Blues Festival with his band and his brother Nolan Struck.

  2009    Performs a Blues in the School program in Jackson Public Schools in conjunction with Black History Month.

  2010    Featured as one of the blues performers, along with Zac Harmon, Bobby Rush and Eddie Cotton, on the 2010 Mississippi Celebrates Its Grammy Legacy. King receives a Peavey award for his contribution to Mississippi music.

  2011    King and his 8-piece band perform for the wrap party for the movie The Help in Greenwood, MS.

  2011    Featured on the cover and in a 2-page article/interview in Blues & Rhythm Magazine in the UK.

  2011    Featured on the cover and in a 4-page article/interview in Portico Magazine, Jackson, MS.

  2011    Featured on the cover and in an article/interview in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, Detroit, MI.

  2011    Performs a festival concert and participates in a Blues Symposium as part of the Way of Blues Revue (which includes Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Mickey Rogers and Alphonso Sanders) for the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, Davenport, IA. The symposium features the musicians playing music and answering questions from the audience.

  2011    Chosen to be part of H.C. Porter’s Blues At Home art series – to be photographed, interviewed and painted as one of Mississippi’s blues legends.

  2012    Performs with his band and other notable musicians as part of the Blessissippi Crossroads Concert hosted by Morgan Freeman and held and recorded at Ground Zero, Clarksdale, MS.

  2012    Featured on the cover and in an article/interview in Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine, Detroit, MI.

  2012    Performs with other notable blues musicians as part of the Blame It On The Blues, 7th Annual Storyteller’s Ball, Jackson, MS.

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