Back in Itta Bena, Mississippi he was born Riley B. King. Over the years, as he learned to play guitar and sing with the best bluesmen in the country, he became the Beale Street Blues Boy – then just Blues Boy, and then just B.B.
B.B. King died in Las Vegas his manager said Thursday. Easily one of the most influential bluesmen of all time, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and toured incessantly, often playing with other living legends who traveled far and wide to jam with him and his devoted “Lucille.”
There was only one BB King. Loved his music and his style.
He played and played and played until he could not play any more. Great video clip!
He was great. Singing in heaven right now.
Great stripped down version. Leave it to the Beeb to capture B.B. at his best
That would be Itta BENA, MS.
Itty bitty Itta Bena it is, Bailey… thanks!