BB King will always be one of the first names that rolls off the tongue when one is asked to name great electric blues players. Inspired to get an electric guitar by T-Bone Walker, the biggest of the three Kings of the blues guitar has an unmistakeably smooth, lyrical style in sharp contrast to the raw sound of many of his Mississippi contemporaries.
After an estimated 15,000+ performances across six decades, BB King is still performing live. A true inspiration.
Listen: BB King - The Thrill Is Gone (live 1993)
“BB King. Why? I need to tell you WHY? Pah!” (Thanks, BlindLemonAde)