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)
ChildrenClaudette King , Shirley King , Patty King
ParentsAlbert King , Nora Ella Farr
Profile

Photos

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Videos

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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Albums

How Blue Can You Get? [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, October 18, 1970]
How Blue Can You Get? [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, October 18, 1970]
2021
Thrill Is Gone [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, October 18, 1970]
Thrill Is Gone [Live on The Ed Sullivan Show, October 18, 1970]
2020
In Session
In Session
2019
Memphis Blues Festival 1975
Memphis Blues Festival 1975
2017
Early & Rare Tracks
Early & Rare Tracks
2017
Complete 1958-1962 Kent Singles
Complete 1958-1962 Kent Singles
2017
Singles, Vol. 3
Singles, Vol. 3
2017
Singles, Vol. 2
Singles, Vol. 2
2017
Singles, Vol. 1
Singles, Vol. 1
2017
King of the Blues/My Kind of Blues
King of the Blues/My Kind of Blues
2017
A&R Studios, New York '71
A&R Studios, New York '71
2017
Four Classic Albums
Four Classic Albums
2016
Classic Years [2016]
Classic Years [2016]
2016
Here's One You Didn't Know About: From the RPM & Kent Vaults
Here's One You Didn't Know About: From the RPM & Kent Vaults
2015
Complete Singles As & Bs: 1949-62
Complete Singles As & Bs: 1949-62
2015
Complete Recordings 1949-1962
Complete Recordings 1949-1962
2015
Georgia On My Mind And Other Hits
Georgia On My Mind And Other Hits
2015
United Western Recorders, Hollywood, October 1, 1972
United Western Recorders, Hollywood, October 1, 1972
2015
Blues in Transition 1951-1962
Blues in Transition 1951-1962
2015
In Performance
In Performance
2015
Rough Guide to Blues Legends: B.B. King
Rough Guide to Blues Legends: B.B. King
2014
Blues/Blues In My Heart
Blues/Blues In My Heart
2014
Blues King's Best
Blues King's Best
2013

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