B.B. King

B.B. King

American blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter (1925–2015)
One of the most important electric guitarists in history, whose bent notes and staccato picking style influenced legions to come.
BornSeptember 16, 1925
HometownBerclair, Mississippi, United States of America
Net worth$10 million
Height5'10" (1.77m)
SpouseSue Carol Hall (m 1958 - 1966) , Martha Lee Denton (m 1944 - 1952)
ChildrenShirley King , Claudette King , Patty King
ParentsAlbert King , Nora Ella Farr
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Mississippi Pays Tribute to Blues Legend BB King

People gathered on Highway 61 – the “Blues Highway” – in Cleveland, Mississippi, to pay tribute as the funeral procession of blues singer and guitarist BB King passed through the town on May 27. A memorial procession was held in Memphis, Tennessee, earlier on Wednesday. BB King’s funeral will be held in Indianola, Mississippi, on May 30. He will be buried at the BB King Museum in Indianola. Credit: YouTube/Keith Fulcher
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