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 musician, singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

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Filmography

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Selected B.B. King film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2013
Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013
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1999
The Bluesman

1998
Malvern Gasperon

1997
The Fearless Four
Fred

1995
Cow and Chicken (TV Show)
Blind Mudpuddle Johnson

1991
Teech (TV Show)
Uncle Isaac

1990
Pappy

1987
Street Singer

1985
Ace Tomato Agent

1984
The Cosby Show (TV Show)
Riley Jackson

Music Department Credits

1997
John Henry
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1991
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1989
Booker (TV Show)
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1979
The Associates (TV Show)
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Soundtrack Credits

2009
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2008
True Blood (TV Show)
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2008
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2007
Dame veneno
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2005
The Fear (El Miedo)
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2004
Yes
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2004
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2004
Entourage (TV Show)
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2004
Lost (TV Show)
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2001
As Filhas da Mãe (TV Show)
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2000
Aleph, lectures contades (TV Show)
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2000
Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (TV Movie)
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1999
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1998
Marriages
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1998
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1998
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1997
The Fearless Four
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1997
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1996
A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (TV Show)
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1996
7th Heaven (TV Show)
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1995
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1995
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1995
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
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1994
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1994
Chicago Hope (TV Show)
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1993
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1991
Teech (TV Show)
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1990
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1989
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1988
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1988
The Wonder Years (TV Show)
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1985
Live Aid (TV Movie)
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1985
American Masters (TV Show)
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1979
The Associates (TV Show)
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1978
FM
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1974
Derrick (TV Show)
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1973
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1969
Music Scene (TV Show)
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Quotes

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List of B.B. King quotes.

Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy's playing blues like we play, he's in high school. When he starts playing jazz it's like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.


The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.


We all have idols. Play like anyone you care about but try to be yourself while you're doing so.


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Magazine Covers

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Magazine issues featuring B.B. King on the cover.
  • B.B. King - The Guitar Magazine Cover [United Kingdom] (September 2001)
  • B.B. King, Billy Gibbons - Guitar Player Magazine Cover [United States] (July 1991)

Dating History

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Albums

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List of albums by B.B. King, including album cover photos.

Songs

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List of top 10 songs by B.B. King.
Song TitleYear Released *Song Rank
The Thrill is Gone 1969 3,970
Sweet Little Angel 1956 25,362
Rock Me Baby 1964 24,771
Please Love Me 1956 26,945
Paying The Cost to Be The Boss 1991 23,212
Three O'clock Blues 1986 33,348
Ain't Nobody Home 1971 29,950
You Upset Me Baby 1956 34,465
Back Door Santa 2003 65,427
Everyday I Have The Blues 1956 42,665
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Music Videos

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List of music videos for all major B.B. King songs.




First NameB.B.
Last NameKing
Full Name at BirthRiley B. King
Age88
Date of BirthSeptember 16, 1925
BirthplaceItta Bena, Mississippi
Height5' 9¾" (177 cm)
BuildLarge
Eye ColorBrown - Dark
Hair ColorBlack
Star SignVirgo
ReligionChristian
EthnicityBlack
NationalityAmerican
Occupation CategoryMusician
Music GenreBlues
Music StyleSoul-Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Early R&B, R&B, Memphis Blues, Regional Blues
Music MoodEarnest, Amiable/Good-Natured, Refined/Mannered, Passionate, Wistful, Reflective, Gritty, Dramatic, Sophisticated, Intimate, Organic, Laid-Back/Mellow, Poignant, Rollicking, Elegant, Stylish, Earthy, Cheerful, Happy, Confident, Joyous
InstrumentGuitar, Songwriter, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Leader
Official Websitebbking.com

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