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B.B. King
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Age 89
Birthday 16 September, 1925
Birthplace Itta Bena, Mississippi
Died 14 May, 2015
Place of Death Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Height 5' 9¾" (177 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Occupation Musician
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Riley B. "B.B." King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015) was an American blues singer, guitarist, songwriter, and record producer.

Filmography

309 Credits »
2013 Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 -
1999 Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story The Bluesman
1998 Blues Brothers 2000 Malvern Gasperon
1997 The Fearless Four Fred
1995 Cow and Chicken Blind Mud Puddle Johnson
1994 Touched by an Angel B B King
1991 Teech Uncle Isaac
1990 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Pappy
1987 Married with Children Street Singer
1985 Spies Like Us Ace Tomato Agent
1984 The Cosby Show Riley Jackson

Songs

1,350 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 The Thrill is Gone
2 Paying The Cost to Be The Boss
3 Please Love Me 1994
4 Sweet Little Angel 2001
5 Ain't Nobody Home 1971
6 You Upset Me Baby 2001
7 Why I Sing The Blues
8 Sweet Sixteen
9 How Blue Can You Get 1971
10 Three O'clock Blues 2001
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Quotes

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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.

Awards

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Nominated for 1 Award

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