Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been B.B. King's 94th birthday. Illustrated by Little Rock-based artist Steve Spencer.
One of BB King’s go-to stage guitars – a prototype version of his Gibson 80th Anniversary Lucille model – is to go up for auction in Los Angeles next year, along with a host of the late blues legend’s personal effects, most notably an old Harmony acoustic guitar signed by Les Paul. While many guitars bore the name ‘Lucille’ over...
On the anniversary of the legendary bluesman’s passing, we remember one of the most iconic instruments of all time.
In this wide-ranging interview from our archives, the King Of The Blues talks technique, his all-time favourite song and why he loves old cowboy movies.
It’s easy to get carried away with GAS. But before you do, take stock of everything, really understand the nuts and bolts, and try to make the most of all you have.
For the past three decades, Bob Hewitt has interviewed and photographed some of the world's greatest musicians, as well as producing two films on the history of the Fender guitar. Here, with input from the likes of Billy Gibbons, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Andy Fairweather Low, Bob reflects on the incredible life and legacy of BB King, a musical icon.