B.B. King
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1925-09-16
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B.B. King

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 alone, 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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How Blue Can You Get
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How Blue Can You Get
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Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
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Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words
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BIM BAM
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BIM BAM
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You're Losin' Me
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You're Losin' Me
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Easy Listening Blues aka Easy Listening
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Easy Listening Blues aka Easy Listening
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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
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The Thrill Is Gone
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B.B Boogie
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B.B Boogie
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When Love Comes to Town
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When Love Comes to Town
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Let The Good Times Roll
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Let The Good Times Roll
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Everyday I Have the Blues
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Everyday I Have the Blues
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Better Not Look Down
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Better Not Look Down
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Be Careful BAby
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Be Careful BAby
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Let The Good Times Roll (Live at the Coconut Grove)
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Let The Good Times Roll (Live at the Coconut Grove)
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Jesus Gave Me Water
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Jesus Gave Me Water
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The Thrill is Gone
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The Thrill is Gone
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When It All Comes Down
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When It All Comes Down
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In the Midnight Hour
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In the Midnight Hour
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How Blue Can You Get (Live At The Regal)
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How Blue Can You Get (Live At The Regal)
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Riding With The King
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Riding With The King
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Mean Old World
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Mean Old World
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Catfish Blues Aka Fishin' After Me (Alternate Version)
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Catfish Blues Aka Fishin' After Me (Alternate Version)
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The Thrill Is Gone (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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The Thrill Is Gone (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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When It Comes Down (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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When It Comes Down (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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Go On (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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Go On (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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Paying The Cost To The Boss (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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Paying The Cost To The Boss (Radio 1 Session, 9 Mar 1989)
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Sixteen Tons
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Sixteen Tons
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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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See That My Grave is Kept Clean
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See That My Grave is Kept Clean
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Early In The Morning
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Early In The Morning
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Ask Me No Questions
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Ask Me No Questions
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Don't Have To Cry
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Don't Have To Cry
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Past BBC Events

Glastonbury: 2011
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Worthy Farm, Pilton
2011-06-24T04:46:23
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Jun
2011

Glastonbury: 2011

Worthy Farm, Pilton

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