Theme Times –The Guitar Talkers 15#

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King playing his favorite guitar, Lucille, in the 1980s By Ronzoni – Own work

Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known professionally as B.B. King, was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later blues electric guitar players.

King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of the Blues”, and is considered one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King, none of whom are blood related). King performed tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. In 1956 alone, he appeared at 342 shows.

King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and began his career in juke joints and local radio. He later lived in Memphis, Tennessee, and Chicago, and as his fame grew, toured the world extensively. King died at the age of 89 in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 14, 2015.

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The very last in the series – B.B. King – fan or not?

Let me know below and meanwhile here are 9 favourites of his.

B.B. King 1998 By John Mathew Smith & www.celebrity-photos.com from Laurel Maryland, USA – B.B. King.

Three O’Clock Blues – 1951
Everyday I have the Blues – 1955
Sweet Little Angel – 1956
Sweet Sixteen – 1959
Chains And Things – 1970
Let The Good Times Roll – 1976
The Thrill is Gone – 1970
Don’t Answer the Door – 1966
To Know You Is to Love You – 1973

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The very last in the series – B.B. King – fan or not?

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