Albert King Gravesite

What to know

Albert King, a true blues legend, died in 1992 and is buried here west of West Memphis. He was fascinated by the playing of Blues musicians who frequented nearby West Memphis, Arkansas, most notably the works of Robert Nighthawk and Elmore James. He is considered one of the most influential blues guitarists ever and was the first blues guitarist to perform with a symphony (1969). In 1983, he was inducted into both the W.C. Handy International Blues Awards Hall of Fame and the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame. To reach the cemetery, travel on Interstate 40 about four miles west of West Memphis and then turn south on Ark. 147 for about two and a half miles until you reach the cemetery.
Minnis Dr. off Ark. 147
Edmondson, AR 72332