Riley B. King, known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, …
Riley B. King, known professionally as B.B. King, was an American blues singer, electric guitarist, songwriter, and record producer. King introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that influenced many later electric blues guitarists.
- Lived: Sep 16, 1925 - May 14, 2015 (age 89)
- Height: 5' 10" (1.77 m)
- Spouse: Sue Carol Hall (m. 1958 - 1966) · Martha Lee Denton (m. 1946 - 1952)
- Awards: Presidential Medal of Freedom (2006) · Kennedy Center Honors (1995)· Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (1987) · Grammy Hall of Fame (2014, 2006, 2004, 1998) · Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental P…
- Children: Patty King (Daughter) · Shirley King (Daughter) · Claudette King (Daughter)
- Member of: Gary Moore & B.B. King · Diane Schuur & B.B. King