His real name is Riley B. King, but the B.B. stands, as any aficionado knows, for Blues Boy, a nickname he was given in the late 1940s when he was a disk jockey in Memphis, Tenn. Of course, he's best known as the King of the Blues to millions of fans throughout the world.
At 70, B.B. King is still singing the blues and this is his story, from his childhood growing up in the Mississippi Delta, to the purchase of his first guitar at age 12, from his first real break after his appearance on Sonny Boy Williamson's King Biscuit Time radio show, to his ascent to international acclaim as America's ambassador of the blues.
Tinner Hill Blues Festival Brings The Blues Back to Falls Church - Beverly Guitar Watkins at the 2013 Tinner Hill Blues FestivalThe weekend of Friday June 9 through Sunday June 11, the City of Falls Church will host the 2...
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