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B.B. King

B.B. King

United States · Person · 1925–2015
Riley Benjamin 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.</ref> Read more »

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News

Hear B.B. King's Granddaughter's Tribute to Blues Legend

Nine months after the death of blues legend B.B. King, his granddaughter Val B. King has released a new song that pays tribute to her grandfather's legacy as well as deals with her feelings since his passing. "I recorded this song to get some of my...

Chris Stapleton, Bonnie Raitt Helm B.B. King Grammy Tribute

Bonnie Raitt, Chris Stapleton and Gary Clark Jr.  helmed a six-string salute to blues great B.B. King with a performance of "The Thrill is Gone" at the 58th Grammy Awards Monday. The breakout country star and blues hotshot opened the performance,...

Chris Stapleton to Honor B.B. King at Grammy Awards

When blues icon B.B. King died in May 2015, he left behind a body of work that touched nearly everything from the British Invasion to country music, inspiring generations of singers and guitar players alike. The 58th annual Grammy Awards will...

Farm Aid TV Special to Feature Archival B.B. King Footage

Farm Aid will broadcast performances from its 30th anniversary concert on national cable and satellite TV network AXS on January 10th. The show was held in Chicago on September 19th and hosted performances by board members Willie Nelson, Neil Young,...

Videos

B.B. King - The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King - How Blue Can You Get (Live)

Discography

The Trill Is Gone
2015 Official Album
One Kind Favor
2008 Official Album
Black Blues Experience
2007 Official Album
80
2005 Official Album
Easy Listening Blues
2004 Official Album
Reflections
2003 Official Album
Riding With the King
2000 Official Album