Known for movies

Short Info

DiedNovember 24, 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Albert Collins was born in Leona, Texas, on October 1, 1932. His parents, who were both musicians, encouraged him to pursue his interest in music. He began playing the guitar at the age of six, and by the time he was a teenager, he was performing with his family’s band. After graduating from high school, Collins decided to pursue a career in music. He moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as a session musician and played in clubs.

In 1960, he released his first album, The Cool Sound of Albert Collins. The album was a success, and Collins became one of the most popular blues musicians of the 1960s. He toured extensively and released a number of successful albums, including Iceman (1971), Cold Snap (1986), and Live at Montreux (1993). Collins was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983.

He died of a heart attack on November 24, 1993.

General Info

Full NameAlbert Collins
DiedNovember 24, 1993, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
ProfessionSinger, Guitarist, Songwriter


ChildrenJoan Bates
ParentsAndy Thomas


AwardsGrammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album
NominationsGrammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album
MoviesAlbert Collins and the Icebreakers: The Iceman at Mount Fuji, Albert Collins: Live from Austin TX, Albert Collins & the Icebreakers: In Concert: Ohne Filter

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1When I was coming up, I'd listen to B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Guitar Slim, Lightnin Hopkins, but I never wanted to sound like them. I wanted people to say, That's Albert Collins! I met B.B. King when I was 20 and he told me to find my own thing, said it would help me on my way.



Guitar Man2015/IDocumentary writer: "Don't Lose Your Cool"
The Blue Black Hussar2013Documentary writer: "The Freeze"
The Joy of the Single2012TV Movie documentary writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
Mafia II2010Video Game writer: "LUCILLE"
Yours, Mine & Ours2005writer: "Slippin' and Slidin' Itaal Shur Remix"
The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 19992005Video documentary writer: "Put the Shoe on the Other Foot" 1997
Forty Shades of Blue2005performer: "Snowed In"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Festival Express2003Documentary writer: "Slippin' & Slidin'" - as A. Collins
Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story1999TV Movie writer: "Slippin' And Slidin'" - as Al Collins
Crazy in Alabama1999writer: "Lucille"
Casino1995writer: "Slippin' and Slidin'"
Mrs. Doubtfire1993performer: "Stormy Monday Blues"
Hasta luego cocodrilo1992TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Delinquents1989writer: "Lucille", "Slippin' and Slidin" - as Collins
Feds1988performer: "LIGHTS ARE ON, BUT NOBODY'S HOME"
Miami Vice1987TV Series performer - 1 episode
Adventures in Babysitting1987performer: "Babysitting Blues", "Albert's Smokin' Ice"
Shadows in Paradise1986performer: "Frosty", "Tremble" / writer: "Frosty", "Tremble"
Bring on the Summer1986TV Special writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
Mask1985writer: "Slippin' 'n' Slidin'"
Arena1984TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Where the Boys Are1984writer: "Slippin' & Sliddin'"
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style1983Video documentary writer: "Slippin' & Slidin'" - uncredited
WKRP in CincinnatiTV Series writer - 2 episodes, 1980 - 1982 performer - 1 episode, 1982
Going Steady1979writer: "Lucille"
Big Wednesday1978writer: "Lucille" - uncredited
In Concert1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Special London Bridge Special1972TV Movie as Janey, Janey, We're gonna have some fun tonight, "Rip it up / Lucille / Tutti Frutti / Jenny, Jenny / Good Golly Miss Molly / Long Tall Sally "
Shindig!1964-1965TV Series writer - 5 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go1965TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Poor Little Rich Girl1965writer: "Lucille"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show1961TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mister Rock and Roll1957writer: "Lucille"


Albert Collins: In Concert: Ohne Filter2009VideoHimself - guitars, vocals
Barrelhouse & Albert Collins: Live Has Many Faces2006VideoHimself - vocals
B.B. King: The Blues Summit1995TV SpecialHimself
Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame1993TV Special documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-1993TV SeriesHimself - Musician / Himself
The Full Moon Show1992TV Series documentaryHimself
John Lee Hooker and Friends1992TV MovieHimself
Leyendas de la guitarra1991TV Movie documentaryHimself
Adventures in Babysitting1987Himself (uncredited)
Late Night with David Letterman1987TV SeriesHimself
Live Aid1985TV Special documentaryHimself (with George Thorogood & the Destroyers)

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Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues: Live at Montreux 19902004VideoHimself - Guitar

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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