Bb King Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


18th May 2015

Fact: Late blues legend B.B. King was honoured at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday night (17May15), when a spotlight was shone on King's beloved guitar, Lucille. King passed away, aged 89, on Thursday (14May15) in Sin City. In addition, Imagine Dragons paid tribute to the late Ben. E. King by performing a rendition of his soul classic Stand By Me. King's daughter and granddaughters were in the front row of the audience to watch the band play his song.


15th May 2015

Quote: "When I heard B.B. King for the first time he was singing The Thrill Is Gone. The way he played & sang brought tears to my eyes." Kelly Clarkson remembers blues great B.B. KING following his death on Thursday (14May15).


7th June 2006

Quote: "The money wasn't right. When I would sing gospel, the people would simply pat me on the head. When I sang the blues, people would give me money." Bb King on why he turned his back on gospel.


22nd May 2006

Quote: "Most times I forget about it, until I have to go upstairs. Then I remember that I'm 80." Young at heart blues legend Bb King comments on his longevity.


1st May 2006

Quote: "I'm diabetic, bad knees, bad back. Ladies, I'm old but I ain't dead." Blues legend Bb King defends his ageless sex appeal.


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