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
2012 The Life of Riley (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
2012 Live At the Royal Albert Hall 2011
2012 Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual, Vol. 4
2011 The Classic Years, Vol. 2
2009 Live / Fillmore East - New York, NY June 19, 1971
2009 B.B. King Live
2008 One Kind Favor (Bonus Track Version)
2008 Live At the BBC
2008 One Kind Favor
2008 B.B. King: Live
2007 Six Silver Strings
2007 B.B. King & Friends
2006 The Great B.B. King
2006 The Fabulous B.B. King
2006 Mr. Blues
2006 Blues Kingpins: B.B. King
2006 Heart & Soul
2006 My Sweet Angel
2002 Classic Masters: B.B. King
2001 A Christmas Celebration of Hope
2001 Live at San Quentin
2000 Makin' Love Is Good for You
2000 Riding With the King
1999 Let the Good Times Roll: the Music of Louis Jordan
1998 Blues On the Bayou
1994 Heart to Heart
1994 Do the Boogie! B.B. King's Early 50s Classics
1991 Spotlight On Lucille
1991 Live at the Apollo
1991 The Best of B.B. King
1991 There Is Always One More Time
1988 King of the Blues: 1989
1983 Blues 'n' Jazz
1982 Love Me Tender
1982 Love Me Tender
1981 There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
1980 Live "Now Appearing" At Ole Miss
1979 Take It Home
1978 Midnight Believer
1977 King Size
1976 Together Again...Live
1972 Guess Who
1971 Live In Japan
1969 Live & Well
1968 Blues On Top of Blues
1965 Confessin' the Blues
1963 The Soul of B.B. King
1963 Blues In My Heart
1962 Easy Listening Blues
1961 My Kind of Blues
1961 More B.B. King
1960 King of the Blues
1959 B.B. King Sings Spirituals
1958 B.B. King Wails
1957 The Blues
Jul 19, 2018
B.B. King on American Bandstand with Dick Clark in 1975.
Which was your favorite episode of American Bandstand?
Jul 16, 2018
Say goodbye to your #MondayBlues with "Ain't Nobody Home", featuring D'Angelo, from B.B.'s collaborative album, 'Deuces Wild'.
Jul 10, 2018
Christone "KINGFISH" Ingram's version of 'The Thrill Is Gone' was recently featured on Season 2 of Marvel's Luke Cage. Enjoy!
Jul 10, 2018
#TBT to when B.B. was the Laureate of the Polar Music Prize in 2004.
Jul 02, 2018
48 years ago B.B., Jimi Hendrix, Jethro Tull and more converged upon Atlanta Festival.
If you could add one artist to this line up, who would it be?
Jun 26, 2018
Paste Magazine revisits B.B.'s performance at The Fillmore East on June 19, 1971.
Jun 18, 2018
Start your week with B.B. inducting his "one of a kind" friend, Bobby Bland into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Jun 13, 2018
Can you identify the musicians B.B. is jamming with in this photo?
Photo: Getty Images
Jun 04, 2018
B.B. collaborating with John Lee Hooker and Papa John Creach performed 'Gettin' It Together' for the TV show 'The Midnight Special.'
Which current musician would you most want to see B.B. collaborate with?
May 29, 2018
"I know I don't have much of a choice. I'll go out of my mind or into the night" ~B.B. King
May 25, 2018
Who will we see at the 38th Annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival on June 2nd?
May 24, 2018
Lucille is resting on the wall of one of the many historic places that B.B played.
Can you identify this location? #WheresLucille
May 22, 2018
B.B. brought 'Take Off Your Shoes' and stories about Lucille to The Tonight Show With Jay Leno in 1988.