Five years on from the King Of The Blues’ death in 2015, aged 89, a new movie featuring Wendell Pierce as BB is in the works. Time to remind ourselves of just 20 of his countless great guitar moments.
The film depicts King’s friendship with its producer, Michael Zanetis.
The estate also made it clear that The Thrill Is Gone is not an official biopic.
“I promised BB King before he died, I will honour him and his creative genius. An American Icon.”
Or, otherwise known as ‘The importance of delivering the right note at the right time’.
Ahead of its 20th Anniversary reissue, we take a track-by-track look back at an album that brought together two of the most iconic figures in blues guitar with Grammy winning results.
How the King Of The Blues put his guitar to use in the fight against inequality.
One of two previously unreleased songs featured on the Riding With The King reissue
The blues icon’s prototype Gibson 80th Anniversary Lucille fetches $280,000 at the auction this weekend.
Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been B.B. King's 94th birthday. Illustrated by Little Rock-based artist Steve Spencer.
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