B.B. King, 1925 — 2015

B.B. King, 1925 -- 2015

Influential singer and guitarist Riley B. King died yesterday at the age of 89. He popularized electric Blues guitar and the Urban Blues musical style, performing under the name he adopted as a disc-jockey on WDIA radio in Memphis, B.B. King.

B.B. King, interviewed by Joe Smith on on September 5, 1986, animated by Patrick Smith of Blend Films for Blank on Blank (PBS Digital):

Audio of the complete interview session is here and here.


“B.B. King, Mississippi-born master of the blues, dies at 89,”  Terence McArdle, Washington Post

“B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89,” Tim Weiner, New York Times

“B. B. King’s Inimitable Sound,” Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker

“B.B. King Was the Blues,” Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic


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Image by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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