I love the blues and am looking forward to sharing my passion, stories and my favorite music with all the folks who listen to XM, one of the few places where the vibrant sounds of the blues still thriveB.B. King gets own XM radio show Jul 14, 2008
Blues come from such a deep place of sorrow, a deep place of a miserable existence where you question how could God let this happen, where you don't really understand exactly what's going on but there's this little glimmer of hope that it isn't always gonna be this way, in time it's gonna get betterNew King of the blues Jun 18, 2003
I have received a lot of scripts in the past couple of years, maybe too many of them are based on blues themesNew King of the blues Jun 18, 2003
It has been my long time dream to produce an album of Christmas musicRock News: Music's high and low notes Nov 16, 2001
Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and guitar playing.
Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, a small town near Indianola, Mississippi. His parents were Alfred King and Nora Ella King. King grew up singing in a gospel choir. At age 12 he bought his first guitar for $15.00. In 1943 King left Indianola to work as a tractor driver.