B b king may be the preeminent blues player of all time he has been recording for over 50 years, and though he has recorded with large bands and small, with smooth strings and with raw gutbucket accompaniment, his guitar-style has remained consistent and immediately identifiable. Bb king (born riley b king september 16, 1925 - may 14, 2015) was an american blues guitarist and singer-songwriter rolling stone magazine said that king was the third greatest guitarist of all time in 2003. In honor of the blues icon bb king, who has died at age 89, the 10 best songs from his long career. (l-r) musicians the edge, bb king, and bono perform onstage during the thelonious monk institute of jazz honoring bb king event held at the kodak theatre in los angeles, 2008 5/15 bb king. King and his beloved guitar have indeed become one people often think the mighty lucille is one guitar alone, the same instrument he has used constantly throughout the years the truth is, there have been numerous guitars bearing the lucille name throughout bb's career.
Bb king was born riley b king to albert and nora ella king on september 16th, 1925 in berclair, mississippi king is considered one of the most influential blues musicians to have ever lived, earning the nickname the king of blues, and known as one of the three kings of the blues guitar along with albert king and freddie king. Music video the thrill is gone - bb king 1969 (single, album: completely well) the thrill is gone - bb king & eric clapton 2010 crossroads guitar festival' live concert at toyota park in. Bb king inducted, of course into rock and roll hall of fame, and introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists. It made king one of the most successful artists on the r&b charts for all time by the late 1960's, bb, like his fellow blues guitar players, was discovered by the young white rock fraternity.
Between 1951 and 1985, king notched an impressive 74 entries on billboard's r&b charts, and he was one of the few full-fledged blues artists to score a major pop hit when his 1970 smash the thrill is gone crossed over to mainstream success (engendering memorable appearances on the ed sullivan show and american bandstand. As his popularity grew he adopted the name blues boy king, which was eventually shortened to bb king nearly as iconic as his name, is bb's love for his trademark guitar lucille the guitar's name came about after a near tragedy at one of bb's shows. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname the king of blues, and one of the three kings of the blues guitar (along with albert king and. Rolling stone magazine lists b b king at #3 on their 100 greatest guitarists of all time known as the king of the blues, this mississippi native has played at over 15,000 concerts worldwide, including glastonbury in 2011.
Overview biography songs similar artists cds dvds vinyl blu-ray books the guitar playing on cook county is as good as the man ever bb king also appears in. List of the top ten songs by blues artists as compiled by digitaldreamdoorcom bb king 1 the thrill is gone 2 greatest rock instrumentals • greatest. The undisputed king of the blues, bb blues boy king will go down in history as one of the most important electric guitarists and blues singers ever king's vocals are smooth and rich as they emote wailing cries and good-hearted humor, while every sound he plays on the guitar is instantly recognizable by his distinct vibrato, vocal guitar. He wrote the song guitar man keith urban (1967 - ) - keith is one of today's best country music performers fun facts about famous guitarists some of the world's greatest guitarists have been left handed including jimi hendrix, paul mccartney, and kurt cobain the tombstone of jimi hendrix has a fender stratocaster carved on it.
He would be known as peter green by the age of 15, playing bass and guitar in amateur bands before he went pro by joining peter barden's band, peter b's looners at the age of 19 years old one of his bandmates was drummer mick fleetwood. The reigning king of chicago blues, buddy is recognized as one of the greatest guitarists of all-time he has carried on the electric chicago blues tradition forged by such greats as muddy waters and howlin' wolf, in the process deeply inspiring the like of jimi hendrix, keith richards and many others. Bb king scott harrison/getty images entertainment/getty images riley b king, known to the world as larger-than-life blues guitarist bb king, is one of a handful of the most influential bluesmen of the 20th century. Instantaneously, seth was looking to artists like t-bone walker, snooks eaglin, and bb king as a wellspring of endless inspiration the rest is history he's released seven albums between 1997 and 2015 breaking into the top 20 of the americana charts and receiving praise from npr, american songwriter, no depression and blues revue , among. Bb king is one of the unquestionable masters of the electric guitar, and he even perfected a few techniques that we now take for granted his vocal vibrato, smooth and fluid bending, silky sound and perfect phrasing brought the art of the guitar solo to a whole new level.
B b king is one of the most successful artists in the history of blues music today his ability as a blues guitarist remains unmatched riley b king was born on september 16, 1925, between itta bena and indianola, mississippi his parents split up when he was a small child, and he lived for a few. Bb king was really feeling it in kinshasa, congo on this night he put on one of his all time best performances this september 1974 show was intended as promotion for the rumble in the jungle, the mohammed ali / george foreman title fight that would eventually unite all of africa - for ali. Read news updates about bb king discover video clips of recent music performances and more on mtv.
Bb king has 52 books on goodreads with 1765 ratings bb king's most popular book is blues all around me: the autobiography of bb king. The top blues artists of all time the best chicago blues artists the greatest of the delta blues the real names of blues artists the best electric blues artists the top blues rock bands & artists must-hear r&b songs of 2018 the best r&b artists of all time the most famous blues guitarists top jazz blues artists & groups the best chicago blues. An autographed bb king 'lucille' model gibson guitar, used by him during th more an autographed bb king 'lucille' model gibson guitar, used by him during the recording of the album 'b b king & friends: 80', footnotes the album was a celebration of bb king's 80th birthday and comprised a series of duets with the signatories on the guitar.