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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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
PG-13
1h 57min
2021
Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
Horn From the Heart: The Paul Butterfield Story
1h 44min
2017
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn
2015
B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993
B.B. King: Live at Montreux 1993
2013
Music for Mandela
Music for Mandela
1h 22min
2013
B.B. King With Special Guests Terrence Howard, Richie Sambora and Solange
B.B. King With Special Guests Terrence Howard, Richie Sambora and Solange
2013
BB King: Live in Concert at The Royal Albert Hall
BB King: Live in Concert at The Royal Albert Hall
2012
National Memorial Day Concert (2011)
National Memorial Day Concert (2011)
2011
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010
The National Christmas Tree Lighting 2010
2010
Genghis Blues
Genghis Blues
1h 28min
1999
When We Were Kings
When We Were Kings
PG
1h 24min
1975
Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Tribute
Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Tribute
1996
Medicine Ball Caravan
Medicine Ball Caravan
R
1h 29min
1971
B.B. King: Live in Africa
B.B. King: Live in Africa
B.B. King: Live
B.B. King: Live
All Day & All Night: Memories From Beale Street Musicians
All Day & All Night: Memories From Beale Street Musicians

Albums

Live at San Quentin
Live at San Quentin
1991
Live at the Apollo
Live at the Apollo
1990
Blues 'n' Jazz
Blues 'n' Jazz
1983
King of the Blues [American Legends]
King of the Blues [American Legends]
2012
Live [Image Video]
Live [Image Video]
2011
Forever Gold
Forever Gold
2007
Great B.B. King
Great B.B. King
2005
Golden Legends: B.B. King Live
Golden Legends: B.B. King Live
2005
B.B. King & Friends [Immortal DVD]
B.B. King & Friends [Immortal DVD]
2005
20 Hits
20 Hits
2005
Guess Who
Guess Who
2004
Legendes du Blues
Legendes du Blues
2003
Vintage Years
Vintage Years
2002
B.B. King [Dressed To Kill]
B.B. King [Dressed To Kill]
2001
Inspiration
Inspiration
2001
Best of B.B. King [Digimode Entertainment]
Best of B.B. King [Digimode Entertainment]
1999
Back 2 Back [Excelsior]
Back 2 Back [Excelsior]
1998
Early Blues Boy Years, Vol. 2: 1952-54
Early Blues Boy Years, Vol. 2: 1952-54
1995
Lucille & Friends
Lucille & Friends
1995
Everyday I Have the Blues [Eclipse]
Everyday I Have the Blues [Eclipse]
1994
Heart to Heart
Heart to Heart
1994

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