BB King

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B.B. King (b. 1925) is an American blues musician. Often introduced at performances as "The King of the Blues", B.B. King plays guitar, sings, and composes. 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 BB 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 Role. 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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