B. B. King Quotes

B.B. King (born Riley B. King), was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.


He was born on a cotton plantation in Berclair, Mississippi. Attracted to music and the guitar in church, he started his career in juke joints and local radio.


King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time.


B. B. King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing on average at more than 200 concerts per year into his 70s. This trend continued until his death in 2015.


Lucille is the name B. B. King gave to his guitars. He got the name from a girl who two men were fighting over at one of his gigs. The men set the hall on fire with B. B.’s guitar inside. Once the guitar was rescued, he discovered the story and the girl’s name.