B.B. King
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1925-09-16
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B.B. King Biography (Wikipedia)

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" along with Albert King and Freddie King. King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. In 1956, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows.

King was born on a cotton plantation in Berclair, Mississippi, and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and began his performance career in juke joints and local radio. He later lived in Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, and toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 14, 2015, from congestive heart failure and diabetic complications.

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B.B. King Performances & Interviews


B.B. King Tracks

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When It All Comes Down (I'll Be Around)
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When It All Comes Down (I'll Be Around)
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The Thrill Is Gone - Hammersmith Odeon 1978
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The Thrill Is Gone - Hammersmith Odeon 1978
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To Know You Is to Love You
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To Know You Is to Love You
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When Love Comes to Town
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When Love Comes to Town
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See That My Grave is Kept Clean
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See That My Grave is Kept Clean
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Better Not Look Down
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Better Not Look Down
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Christmas Celebration
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Christmas Celebration
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Be Careful Baby
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Be Careful Baby
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Better Not Look Down
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Better Not Look Down
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2011
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-24T01:51:23
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Jun
2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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