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B.B. King Bio, Age, Net Worth,Quotes And Children

B.B. King Biography

Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.

B.B. King Age

B.B King was born on September 16, 1925, and his age is 89 years old.

B.B. King Net Worth

B.B receives a net worth of $30 Million.

B.B. King Quotes

I almost chopped my thumb off once. Just before I left home, I was about ten or eleven years old, and I was trying to open a bone. Can you imagine that? A bone! I was trying to get the marrow out of a bone, and I took the ax, and I went to chop it, and something slipped, and the ax went right down there and damn near cut it off
I was born on a plantation, and things weren’t so good. We didn’t have any money. I never thought of the word ‘poor’ ’til I got to be a man, but when you live in a house that you can always peek out of and see what kind of day it is, you’re not doing so well. And your restroom is not inside the house.
The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues as we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning
People all over the world have problems. And as long as people have problems, the blues can never die.
I almost chopped my thumb off once. Just before I left home, I was about ten or eleven years old, and I was trying to open a bone. Can you imagine that? A bone! I was trying to get the marrow out of a bone, and I took the ax, and I went to chop it, and something slipped, and the ax went right down there and damn near cut it off.
My mother was a very beautiful lady, I thought. She was very good to me. I guess – she died when I was nine and a half, but if she had lived, I probably wouldn’t be trying to play guitar. She wanted me to be known but as something else. Not a guitar player.
Back when we were in school in Mississippi, we had Little Black Sambo. That’s what you learned: Anytime something was not good, or anytime something was bad in some kinda way, it had to be called black. Like, you had Black Monday, Black Friday, black sheep… Of course, everything else, all the good stuff, is white. White Christmas and such.
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B.B. King’s Children

1. Barbara king Winfree
2. Shirley King
3. Claudette King
4. Patty King
5. Robert Edward

6. Leonard King
7. Michelle King
8. Rilette Williams
9. Gloria King
10. Willie King

11. Barbara King
12. Rita Washington
13. Riley B. King Jr
14. Ruby Davis
15. Karen Williams

B.B. King Lucille

B.B King named his guitar Lucille when he went for a performance at Twist Arkansas where the hall was heated by a barrel half-filled with burning kerosene set at the middle of the dance floor. During a performance, two men began to fight, knocking at the barrel and sending the burning fuel across the floor. The hall burst into flames and was evacuated.
Once outside, however, the king realized that he had left his guitar inside so he went back into the burning building to retrieve his beloved $30 Gibson guitars.
After the tragedy king learned that the two men that started the fire had been fighting over a woman who worked at the hall named Lucille, he did not know who was Lucille but named that guitar, and every guitar he subsequently owned.
B.B. King wrote a song called Lucille in which he talks about his guitar and how it got its name. The song was first released on the album Lucille and is included on the B. B. King Anthology 1962–1998 album.

B.B. King’s Blues Club

B.B. King The Thrill Is Gone”The Thrill Is Gone” is a slow minor-key blues song written by West Coast blues musician Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell in 1951. Hawkins’ recording of the song reached number six in the Billboard R&B chart in 1951. In 1970, “The Thrill Is Gone” became a major hit for B.B. King. His rendition helped make the song a blues standard.

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B.B. King Museum

The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is a Delta blues museum with the mission to “empower, unite and heal through music, art, and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta.” The museum, named for blues legend, B.B. King, is located in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi, in the United States.
The B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center opened in Indianola Mississippi on September 13, 2008. The museum features a restored brick cotton gin building in which B.B. King worked in the 1940s. The museum also contains an extensive collection of artifacts owned by King and displays exhibits about his life and the lives of other musicians of the delta region and the culture where the blues arose.
The museum commemorates the famous blues artist, B.B King, who was from the Mississippi Delta. The museum has multiple exhibits highlighting King’s Delta Blue music. Exhibits include interactive exhibits, King memorabilia, and stories. The museum seeks to help preserve Delta Blues and its culture by promoting its importance.

B.B. King Guitar

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B.B. King Live At The Regal

Live at the Regal is a 1965 live album by American blues guitarist and singer B.B. King. It was recorded on November 21, 1964, at the Regal Theater in Chicago. The album is widely heralded as one of the greatest blues albums ever recorded and is #141 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2005, Live at the Regal was selected for permanent preservation in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress in the United States.
Some musicians, including Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and Mark Knopfler, have acknowledged using this album as a primer before performances.
The album was included in Robert Christgau’s “Basic Record Library” of the  1950s and 1960s recordings—published in Christgau’s Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies and in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

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B.B. King Discography

Easy Listening Blues album art
Mr. Blues album art
Blues In My Heart album art

Twist With B.B. King album art
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Let Me Love You album art

Live At The Regal album art
Confessin’ The Blues album art
Live! B.B.King On Stage album art

The Incredible Soul Of B.B. King album art
The Jungle album art
Blues Is King album art
Blues On Top Of Blues album art
Lucille album art
His Best – The Electric B.B. King album art
Live & Well album art
Completely Well album art

B.B. King Facts

1. King was born Riley B King in Berclair, Mississippi. His name B.B., which stands for Blues Boy, came after he started a segment on a radio show.

2. He bought his first guitar at the age of 12 with only 15 US Dollars.

3. As a boy, King used to labor as a tractor driver. After a brief stint in the Army during WW II, he went back to farming. However, after an accident, he fled with his guitar to develop his musical talent.

4. King racked up 30 Grammy nominations and won the most number of Grammy awards in the Blues genre with 15 awards.

5. A brawl broke out and caused a fire at one of the events King was performing in. King ran out and forgot his guitar on the stage. He threatened his life to go back and get it. He later found out that two men, fighting over a woman named “Lucille”, knocked over a kerosene heater that started the fire. He named the guitar Lucille, “to remind me never to do anything that foolish”.

6. John Lennon once said that he “wanted to play guitar like B.B. King”.

7. B.B. King was a licensed aviator who sometimes flew to gigs.

8. He performed 221 shows a year and by the end, had played in 15,000 shows.

9. King never learned to sing and play guitar at the same time. He might be the one who bent guitar strings like no one and sung with a voice full of pain but he could never combine the two.

10. King was quite a ladies’ man. He fathered 15 children with 15 women.

B.B. King The Life Of Riley

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