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About B.B. King
B.B. King is known as the king of blues. He is now one of the most senior blues artists in the world who has earned the glorious position. He is a blues artists, song writer, singer, composer and great blues guitar player. He is fit and fine although he is an old man now. King’s present is now seen not only in just music. He is now a legend and used in media, TV commercials and TV shows. B.B. King started his musical career in the 1940s. He has released over fifty great blues albums.
King was born in Mississippi, in 1925. Since the early childhood days, he had been interested in music. He used to play guitar in the street corners. He moved to Memphis to ensure his music career. King was with his cousin Bukka White, who was a blues artist at that time. King first appeared on the public when he played for Sonny Boy Williamson’s radio show. After that, he got offers for Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis. He was getting popular and people knew him as Blues Boy King. After 1950s, B.B King started doing studio recording. He released “Three O’Clock Blues,” which became very famous. Soon he was able to tour many places and record for radio programs. He continued his musical career with recognitions which led his to get NARAS’ Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1987. He was also given honorary doctorates from Yele University and Tougaloo(MS) College.
In 1991, King’s Blues Club was inaugurated on Beale Street in Memphis. And a second club was founded in Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles. King is one of few legendary artists who could be with the most renowned artists of the world. He played with Eric Clapton, Slash and many other super stars of this current time.
B.B. King is simple in his music. He does not go to turn his music into some technical piece of wonder. He always keeps the blues flavor intact and fresh. He has so many popular musical tracks which are adored by his millions of fans around the globe. As a guitarist, his s considered a great blues guitarist.