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.
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
Interesting Facts - Married twice: in 1944 and 1958 - 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
Accomplishments How Blue Can You Get http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jCNXA SjzMY The Thrill Is Gone http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prK nYnI&feature=relmfu Night Life http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxc8oapO l7o&feature=related
Why BB King's Guitar is Named Lucille http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGsvA MRFivo