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Birth Name: Earl Silas Johnson IV
Born: 1934/02/07
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died: 2003/04/17
Years Active: 1953–2001
Genres: Blues, R&B

Earl King (February 7, 1934 - April 17, 2003) was an American singer, guitarist, and songwriter, most active in blues music. A composer of well known standards such as "Come On" (covered by Jimi Hendrix) and Professor Longhair's "Big Chief", he is an important figure in New Orleans R&B music.

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