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B.B King

Kevin Eubanks Of 'Tonight Show' Fame Recalls Mortifying Moment With B.B. King

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.11.2016 | OWN

What’s more awkward that showing off a piece of memorabilia to one of your favorite celebrities only to have said celebrity point out that the item ...

Jazz Fest Wraps With Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jon Batiste and Tributes In the Rain

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.02.2016 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

There are apparently a magic number of "Purple Rain" covers that cause the heavens to send down the rain, and that was the case this weekend at the Ne...

7 Blackest Moments That Made The Grammys Worth Watching

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.31.2017 | Black Voices

Black musicians made the 58th Grammy Awards a show to remember. From Kendrick Lamar's politically-charged, Fela Kuti-inspired performance that brought...

A Special Birthday Salute to a King: Leadership Lessons from the Life of B.B. King

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 09.17.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

On September 16, 2015, we celebrated the birth of a music legend. As I reflect upon how B.B. King impacted my life, three key leadership lessons emerge.

Buddy Guy Wants To Keep The Blues Alive For The Late B.B. King

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 07.31.2015 | Black Voices

Blues fans grieved a huge loss when famed blues singer, songwriter and guitarist B.B. King died earlier this year after facing health complications. S...

Chicago Rapper Chief Keef: The New King of The Blues?

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 07.17.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

On May 14, 2015, the world lost blues legend Riley B. King, also known as B.B. King who wowed the world with his soothing, somber Delta Blues that connected new generations with the lingering pain of struggles rooted in the Deep South.

Coroner: No Evidence B.B. King Was Poisoned Before Death

Associated Press | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 07.13.2015 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural caus...

B.B. King's Daughters Hire Lawyer From Trayvon Martin Case

Billboard | Posted 06.15.2015 | Black Voices

Two of B.B. King's daughters say they have enlisted a lawyer involved in the Trayvon Martin case in Florida and the police shooting in Ferguson, Misso...

The Thrill Is Gone

Paula Gordon | Posted 05.29.2016 | Black Voices
Paula Gordon

The moment we heard that Riley B. King -- known universally both as "BB" and as the King of the Blues -- had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own.

Memphis Bids Musical Farewell To B.B. King

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices

By Mike Blake MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 27 (Reuters) - With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues...

2 Of B.B. King's Daughters Think He Was Poisoned

Posted 05.29.2015 | Entertainment

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days have accused King's two closest aide...

Why You Should Always Ask

Ellevate | Posted 05.25.2016 | Women

With the very sad news that B.B. King, the king of blues, passed away I was reminded of a pretty epic story where my dad taught me a hugely important life lesson. Way back when, when my dad and I were on the college tour driving from school to school, a B.B. King song came on the radio.

B.B. King, Bobby Bland, and a Night to Remember

Linnie Frank Bailey | Posted 05.22.2016 | Black Voices
Linnie Frank Bailey

The year was 1976. I was a student at UCLA and heard on campus that blues singers B.B. King and Bobby Bland would be performing at the nearby Cocoanut Grove -- a night club at the since-demolished Ambassador Hotel on Wilshire.

B.B. King, Erin and Me...

Neil J. Kirk | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Neil J. Kirk

In '93, The Blue Note in New York City advertised "A Rare Club Date With B.B. King." I bought tickets, and some friends showed up early for the first come, first served general admission. We ended up front-row center, directly in front of his eminence.

King of the Blues

Cheryl Carlesimo | Posted 05.18.2016 | Entertainment
Cheryl Carlesimo

Somehow we felt that the Blues Boy who brought the Delta Blues to the world stage would always be there, bent over his beloved full bodied Gibson guitar, Lucille, crooning to her, and scorching our souls with his searing, stinging chords.

The Humble King

Jennifer Knapp | Posted 05.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jennifer Knapp

I never saw B.B. King perform live or ever met him in person, yet I carry with me a lesson that he taught me many years ago. What B.B. taught me is that it is not so much talent that lifts us up, but rather it is the story of our "inner man" and character that ultimately defines us.

This Bud's for B: The Thrill is Gone.

Tim Arnold | Posted 05.15.2016 | Arts
Tim Arnold

That's what BB King's friends call him: B. And in one of those smack-me-is-this-real experiences over the course of 35 crazy years in the advertising business, I got to be friends with B. Ok, friends with business, to turn a phrase.

B.B. "The King"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I can't say anything more than others have about B.B. King. Except perhaps that my mother loved her "Blues Boy" more than any other musician in the world. They were both from Mississippi, for one thing. But there was a whole lot more to it than that.

B.B. King Remembered (VIDEO)

Tavis Smiley | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Tavis Smiley

Tune in Friday and Monday nights as we pay tribute to the life and legacy of legendary blues guitarist B.B. King, who has passed away at the age of 89. We last spoke with B.B. in 2013 for a two-part conversation about his life and extraordinary career. In this clip, B.B. tells the famous story of how he named his guitar "Lucille."

Remembering B.B. King: 7 Of Our Favorite Live Performances

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 05.20.2015 | Black Voices

Legendary blues musician B.B. King died on Thursday at the age of 89. His death marks a solemn moment for his countless fans but also reinvigorates me...

Week to Week News Quiz for 5/15/15

John Zipperer | Posted 05.15.2016 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

The thrill might be gone, now that B.B. King has passed away. Take our latest Week to Week news quiz and find out what else happened this week. Here ...

A Backstage Memory of B.B. King, on Tour in Italy

Lea Lane | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Lea Lane

Almost all of the audience stood and sang and cheered the entire time as if at a rock concert. And after, the musicians would retreat to eat and jam at villas into the early hours, hosted by Italians who opened their hearts as well as their homes.

Obama On B.B. King: 'The Blues Has Lost Its King, And America Has Lost A Legend'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

President Barack Obama released a statement Friday on the passing of blues legend B.B. King, saying there'd "be one killer blues session in heaven ton...

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies

The Huffington Post | Jade Walker | Posted 05.15.2015 | Black Voices

Legendary blues musician B.B. King died on Thursday in Las Vegas, his attorney told The Associated Press. Cause of death was not released. He was 89. ...

Nils Lofgren: The Sun Hasn't Set on This Boy Yet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.06.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

As I sat at B.B. King's Blues Club and Grill in New York Monday evening watching Nils Lofgren do a stunning 90-minute solo show, I was hurtled 40 years back in time, when writing about rock'n'roll was as much a passion for me as writing about movies.