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Bb King - Living Legends

B. B. King

Awarded: September 2005
(b. Sept. 16, 1925)

Hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B. B. King is the single most important electric guitarist of the last half-century. The seeds of his talent can be traced to his birth in the blues-rich Mississippi Delta, where gospel and country blended with the blues to create a unique and affecting sound. King has scored more than 74 entries on Billboard’s R&B charts and achieved mainstream success with his 1970 smash hit “The Thrill is Gone.”

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