BB King

BB King’s 20 greatest guitar moments, ranked

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.

BB King’s band to play themselves in The Thrill Is On

The film depicts King’s friendship with its producer, Michael Zanetis.

BB King’s estate clarifies that two films about him are in the works

The estate also made it clear that The Thrill Is Gone is not an official biopic.

The Wire’s Wendell Pierce to play BB King in controversial biopic

“I promised BB King before he died, I will honour him and his creative genius. An American Icon.”

How to play blues like BB King

Or, otherwise known as ‘The importance of delivering the right note at the right time’.

Why you should give Eric Clapton and BB King’s Riding With The King another spin for its 20th birthday

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.

The Genius Of… BB King – Live In Cook County Jail

How the King Of The Blues put his guitar to use in the fight against inequality.
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Listen: Eric Clapton and B.B. King’s previously unreleased Rollin’ and Tumblin’

One of two previously unreleased songs featured on the Riding With The King reissue

BB King’s ‘Lucille’ guitar auctioned for $280,000

The blues icon’s prototype Gibson 80th Anniversary Lucille fetches $280,000 at the auction this weekend.

Google’s Doodle honours B.B. King on what would’ve been his 94th birthday

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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