B. B. King (b. September 16, 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi; died May 14, 2015 in Las Vegas) was a U.S. blues guitarist and songwriter. He is among the most respected electric guitarists; Rolling Stone magazine ranked him third in its list of the hundred greatest guitarists of all time.
Born as Riley B. King, he began broadcasting his music live on a Memphis radio station called WDIA. At first, he used the name The Peptikon Boy on air, which later was changed to The Beale Street Blues Boy, and then further shortened to just Blues Boy or B.B. Read more on Last.fm
The Famous St. John's Gospel Singers, Indianola, Mississippi, 1945.
Front row: Ben Carvin, John Matthew
Standing: Birkett Davis, O.L. Matthew, Riley King.
Photo: The Arrival of B.B. King by Charles Sawyer.
Sep 03, 2017
B.B. King live from Ohio Valley Jazz Festival, 1976.
Aug 28, 2017
Wash away your #MondayBlues with B.B., Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks joining forces on 'Can't Get Enough.'
Listen to B.B. or free on Spotify: http://spoti.fi/1lMkHyo
Aug 22, 2017
B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Bobby Bland in concert at the Beacon for $12! Tell us about the time you scored a great deal to see B.B.
What do you do if you lose your place in the chords while you're soloing?
Aug 10, 2017
In honor of David Letterman's return to TV watch a B.B. interview and performance of 'The Thrill is Gone' from Late Show with David Letterman.
Watch the full video here: http://smarturl.it/BBKingLetterman
Aug 08, 2017
Go behind the scenes with B.B. and Lucille on the shoot for a Coca Cola commercial!
Aug 01, 2017
Here's B.B. at Newport Folk Festival in July of 1968.
Newport Folk wrapped on Sunday and Newport Jazz Festival kicks off Friday. Have you ever attended either festival?
Revisit a 1999 conversation where B.B. discusses Wes Montgomery, pre-show butterflies and more.
Jul 20, 2017
Watch an exclusive video of B.B. King, "The King of the Blues himself, who'd bring a dead man alive" playing the 1976 Ohio Valley Jazz Festival: http://smarturl.it/BBKingOhioJazz
Jul 19, 2017
B.B. on Lucille.
Jul 17, 2017
axs call these the 10 best B.B. songs. What do you think?
Jul 13, 2017
"This is it, I spend more time here than I ever do, where I pay rent at, so actually this is home." ~B.B. on his tour bus, The Goose. Watch the rest of B.B. on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous here: http://smarturl.it/bbkinglifestyles