BB King

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B. B. King (September 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015) was an American blues musician. Often introduced at performances as "The King of the Blues", B. B. King played guitar, sang, and composed. King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980, and into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time" as number three. In 2006, President George W. Bush awarded King the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Among the blues pieces most strongly associated with King are "Three O'Clock Blues," "Please Love Me," "You Upset Me Baby," "Everyday I Have the Blues," "How Blue Can You Get," "Rock Me Baby," "The Thrill is Gone," and "Let the Good Times Roll." King has recorded and performed with Jimi Hendrix, Frank Sinatra, Bobby "Blue" Bland, T-Bone Walker, Bo Diddley and Eric Clapton. King names his guitars "Lucille". He usually plays a black Gibson ES-355 semi-acoustic electric guitar.

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