Today’s Birthday: B.B. KING (1925)

B.B. King (1925)

A singer and guitarist born into a sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta region of the US, King began playing guitar at 12. He worked as a radio DJ in Memphis before coming to prominence as a guitarist in 1952. He has toured widely, averaging over 300 shows a year for nearly 30 years. King famously named his guitar Lucille after a woman who inspired a fight at one of his concerts that ended with the venue burning down. King’s first name is Riley. What does B.B. stand for? More… Discuss

7 responses to “Today’s Birthday: B.B. KING (1925)

  1. Pingback: BB King at 87: the last of the great bluesmen | Music | The Observer « mostly music

  2. How enjoyable. Micheline


  3. Love me some B.B. King!


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