Riley B. King September 16, — May 14, , known professionally as B. King , was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later blues electric guitar players. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in , and is one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of the Blues", and is considered one of the "Three Kings of the Blues Guitar" along with Albert King and Freddie King , none of whom are blood related. King was born on a cotton plantation in Itta Bena , Mississippi , and later worked at a cotton gin in Indianola, Mississippi. He was attracted to music and the guitar in church, and began his career in juke joints and local radio.
Who Was B.B. King?
King, better known as B. He spent the next several decades recording and touring, playing more than shows a year. An artist of international renown, King worked with other musicians from rock, pop and country backgrounds.
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