|The King of the Blues – BB King|
The GTC wishes Riley B. King A Very Happy 88th Year of Life!
Riley starting playing the streets and blues joints of Mississippi and Tennessee as a young man in the 1940s. As he started getting more attention from radio stations and the, all too important, Memphis scene he started going by the more appealing Beale Street Blues Boy. Which eventually gave way to the much catchier moniker, Blues Boy King and then, simply, B.B. King!
Why is the short history of this legend’s name so important? Because with the name B.B. King and his electrifying music artists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Jimmy Page, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Canned Heat, U2 & ZZ Top found inspiration in creating their own defining sounds.Sounds that went own to influence an entire new generation of musicians and the beautiful wheel of music keeps on turnin’.
If you would like to know the complete story of The King of The Blues, B.B. King, please take some time and read his official biography here. It is a fantastic read for any lover of music.
Now, can we please hear some words from the King himself?!
Long Live The King!