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King, B. B

LC control no.n 82006577
Descriptive conventionsrda
LC classificationML420.K473 Biography
Personal name headingKing, B. B.
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Variant(s)King, Riley B.
King, Blues Boy
See alsoCorporate body: B.B. King Blues Band
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Associated countryUnited States
Associated placeItta Bena (Miss.) Indianola (Miss.)
Birth date1925-09-16
Death date2015-05-14
Place of birthBerclair (Miss.)
Place of deathLas Vegas (Nev.)
Field of activityBlues (Music)
Profession or occupationBlues musicians Singers Guitarists
Found inB.B. King live at the Regal. [Phonodisc] 1965.
B.B. King anthology, c1992: t.p. (B.B. King) p. 77 (nickname B.B. short for Blues Boy)
AMG, Aug. 13, 2009 (B.B. King; b. Riley B. King, Sept. 16, 1925, Indianola, Miss.)
Oxford music online, January 15, 2014: Grove music online (King, B. B. (Riley B.); born September 16, 1925, Itta Bena, MS; American blues singer and guitarist) Enc. of popular music, 4th ed. (King, B. B.; born Riley B. King, September 16, 1925, Indianola, Miss.)
B.B. King WWW site, January 15, 2014 (B.B. King; Riley B. King; born September 16, 1925, on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, near Indianola)
New York times (online), viewed May 15, 2015 (B.B. King; b. Riley B. King (the middle initial apparently did not stand for anything), Sept. 16, 1925, Berclair, Miss., a hamlet outside the small town of Itta Bena; d. Thursday [May 14, 2015], Las Vegas, aged 89; his world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues; B.B. stood for Blues Boy, a name he took with his first taste of fame in the 1940s)
Associated languageeng