Monday, September 16, 2013

Happy Birthday B.B.King!

On this day in 1925, Riley King, better known as  B.B. King, was born in Mississippi.

I don't really have to explain how important B.B. is in the blues and music world; he's one of the best guitarists ever (ranked 6th by Rolling Stone), and was inducted into the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

AT 88 he's still kicking ass, and he was in Lebanon last year (too bad I didn't go).

Another birthday salute to Mr. King, one of the last remaining original blues gangsters!

Here's B.B. King performing "How Blue Can You Get" at Farm Aid 1985:

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