Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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.

The blues sovereign turns 89 today, and he is still performing to this day. From the looks of it, he's not going to stop anytime soon; the 15 time Grammy Award-winner performed nearly 150 shows in 2013, and almost 80 so far this year.

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

Enjoy this 40 minute video of the full live show in Africa 1974:

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