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us: King, B. B.

  • URI(s)

  • Instance Of

  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Fuller Name

    • Blues Boy
  • Variants

    • us: King, Riley B.
    • us: King, Blues Boy
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

    • Death Date

    • Birth Place

        Berclair (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Las Vegas (Nev.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Itta Bena (Miss.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Indianola (Miss.)
    • Gender

    • Associated Language

    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Blues (Music)
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) Blues musicians
            (lcsh) Singers
              (lcsh) Guitarists
          • Additonal Related Forms

            • us: B.B. King Blues Band
          • Sources

            • found: B.B. King live at the Regal. [Phonodisc] 1965.
            • found: B.B. King anthology, c1992: t.p. (B.B. King) p. 77 (nickname B.B. short for Blues Boy)
            • found: AMG, Aug. 13, 2009 (B.B. King; b. Riley B. King, Sept. 16, 1925, Indianola, Miss.)
            • found: 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.)
            • found: 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)
            • found: 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)
          • LC Classification

            • ML420.K473
          • Change Notes

            • 1982-02-26: new
            • 2015-05-15: revised
          • Alternate Formats