Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BB King

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

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Today's Google Doodle celebrates what would have been B.B. King's 94th birthday. Illustrated by Little Rock-based artist Steve Spencer.

BB King’s ‘Lucille’ guitar to go up for auction

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...

Why BB King’s Lucille was more than just any old guitar

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On the anniversary of the legendary bluesman’s passing, we remember one of the most iconic instruments of all time.

A conversation with the King Of The Blues, BB King

BB King concert
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.

Gibson unveils the BB King Lucille 2019

Dressed up in high-end appointments, this semi-hollow is fit for royalty.

Seven guitar legends on finding your voice

Finding your personal voice on guitar
BB King, Ritchie Blackmore, Jeff Beck and other musical icons dish the secrets of developing your personal playing style.

Six guitar pros on why you shouldn’t obsess over gear

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.

BB King 1925-2015: a life in music celebrated

BB King onstage in 1985
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. 
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