B.B. King

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Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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​From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.  

Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time". According to Edward M. Komara, King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed." King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Gender -

Known Credits 62

Birthday 1925-09-16

Place of Birth Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA

Adult Actor False

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2014 John Mayer: Someday I'll Fly
2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley
2012 Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
2012 B.B. King Live at the Royal Albert Hall as Himself
2011 B.B. King - Live as Himself
2011 B.B. King: Glastonbury Festival 2011
2010 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010
2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert as Himself
2009 V.A. North Sea Jazz as Himself
2008 B.B. King - Live as Himself
2008 Soul Power as Himself (archive footage)
2007 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007 as Himself
2006 Buddy Guy Can't Quit The Blues
2005 The Five Keys to Mastery as Himself
2004 Genius. A Night for Ray Charles as Himself
2004 The Story Of The Blues as Himself
2004 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004
2004 Lightning in a Bottle
2004 Antone's: Home of the Blues as Performer
2003 Rockin' in the USA
2003 Red, White and Blues as Himself
2003 The Blues(1 episode)
2003 B.B. King: Live By Request as Performer
2003 Muddy Waters: Can't Be Satisfied
2001 Johnny Winter: Pieces & Bits
2001 Classic Albums: Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley as Himself
2001 B.B. King Live at Nicks as Self
2000 The Jazz Channel Presents B.B. King as Himself
1999 Blues Masters
1998 B.B. King: Live In Africa '74
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 as Malvern Gasperon
1998 A Place of Our Own(1 episode)
1997 Cow and Chicken(1 episode)
1996 When We Were Kings as Himself
1996 A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan as Himself
1995 Baywatch Nights(1 episode)
1993 B.B. King - Live at Montreux as Himself
1992 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno(1 episode)
1991 Guitar Legends EXPO '92 at Sevilla - The Blues Night as Himself
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air(1 episode)
1989 Booker(1 episode)
1989 Legends of Rock 'n' Roll as B.B. King
1987 Amazon Women on the Moon as himself
1987 B.B. King & Friends as Himself
1985 Live Aid as Himself
1984 The Cosby Show(1 episode)
1982 Christmas in Washington(1 episode)
1982 B.B. King - Austin City Limits 1982 as Musician - guitar, vocals
1978 The Kennedy Center Honors(1 episode)
1972 Sanford and Son(1 episode)
1972 B.B. King and Joan Baez Live
1971 We Have Come for Your Daughters
1970 The Flip Wilson Show(2 episodes)
1969 The Barbara McNair Show(1 episode)
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson(1 episode)
1959 The Grammys(1 episode)
1948 The Ed Sullivan Show(1 episode)
1900 Blues at the BBC as Himself
1900 B.B. King: Blues Summit
1900 B.B. King & Raimundo Amador Live as Himself
1900 Smithsonian Channel's Sound Revolution(0 episodes)
1900 Soundstage(1 episode)

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