B.B. King, Blues Legend

Updated Jun 18, 2022
Kathy Pinna
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on May 15, 2015 1:40 PM
This is an early photo of Mr Riley B. King (1925 - 2015) described as a blues singer, song writer, and guitarist - but better described as legend.

B.B. King (his stage name) was born in Mississippi on a cotton plantation near the town of Itta Bena. His parents were sharecroppers. His recording career began with his first single in 1949. It took a couple of years for him to catch on, but when he did, a legend was born.

He was married twice and had between 11 and 15 children. At the time of his death, on May 14th, 2015, he was living in Las Vegas.

You could say "the thrill is gone" but his music and his guitar, Luciille, will be with us forever.

Thank you, B.B!
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AncientFaces commented on May 18, 2015
This publicity photo of the young blues legend B.B. King was taken in 1948 in West Memphis Arkansas where he had a ten-minute spot on the radio station WDIA.
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