Coined "King of the Blues," iconic singer/guitarist B.B. King was born September 16, 1925. Born Riley B. King in Mississippi, King worked as a disc jockey in Memphis where he was dubbed "the Beale Street Blues Boy," which was later shortened to the nickname B.B.
BB King Talks About The Blues
B.B. King on The Blues | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
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Written by Curiosity Staff September 16, 2014
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