B.B. King is Still Alive, Well, Jazzing and Touring!

There are very few 86-year-olds still touring the music scene today, but the blues singer B.B. King hasn’t let a little thing like age slow him down in the least. This Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is currently on a tour of the United States, so be sure to keep an eye out for when he is coming to your hometown, as you don’t want to miss a live performance!

B.B. King’s career started in 1949, meaning he has had over 62 years of performances under his belt! Generations from his day, as well as brand new generations today are discovering and loving his mix of blues, swing, jazz and pop. His guitar is almost as famous as the man himself. The story goes that he was playing in a dance hall in 1949, when a fight broke out and a lit kerosene barrel tipped over and caught the building on fire.

B.B. made it outside, only to realize he had left his guitar inside. He went racing back in to the burning building and rescued his beloved musical instrument. Sadly, two people were killed in the fire, which was all started as he found out later, by two men fighting over a woman named Lucille. B.B. then named his rescued guitar and all following guitars Lucille, to remind himself never to do anything so stupid again like running into a burning building, or fighting over a woman.

Famous tunes by B.B. King have included “3 O’Clock Blues”, “Whole Lotta Love”, “Sweet Little Angel”, and the Grammy Award-winning song “The Thrill Is Gone”, as well as a string of other hits. Besides the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Singer has also been inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts. He also received an honorary doctorate in music by Brown University, and was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

There is nothing like hearing B.B. King and Lucille play live and in person, so be sure to get your tickets before they are completely sold out!

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