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1 B.B. King By: Melissa Skocdopole

2 Motivation "I guess the earliest sound of blues that I can remember was in the fields while people would be pickin' cotton or choppin' or somethin'. When I sing and play now I can hear those same sounds that I used to hear then as a kid." King noted in a 1988 Living Blues interview cited in Contemporary Musicians.

3 Influence His cousin, Bukka White, was one of the most celebrated blues performers of this time who taught B.B. further into the art. Bukka WhiteBB King

4 Interesting Facts - Married twice: in 1944 and Divorced twice - Father of 15 children from 15 different women, not his ex-wifes. - Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - Diabetic -Has received 15 Grammy Awards - He has two honorary doctorates in music from Yale and Brown - Vegetarian - He is very active in teaching guitar. - He is a Licensed Pilot - He doesn't smoke, nor drink - He owns clubs in Memphis, L.A. and NYC -Released over 50 albums

5 Accomplishments How Blue Can You Get SjzMY The Thrill Is Gone nYnI&feature=relmfu Night Life l7o&feature=related

6 Why BB King's Guitar is Named Lucille MRFivo

7 Works Cited hp/B.B._King layouts/winter-smoke_0 e/32852/


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