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BB King

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Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Berclair, MS
Death Date
May 14, 2015 (89)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
16, 1925
Birthplace
Berclair, MS
Death Date
May 14, 2015 (89)

About

Legendary blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who won a Grammy Hall of Fame Award for his 1998 song "The Thrill is Gone."

Before Fame

He grew up with his grandmother because his mother was too poor to take care of him. His mother's cousin, Bukka White, gave him his first guitar.

Trivia

He named his electric guitar Lucille. In 2005, one of his biographers claimed that he had 50 grandchildren.

Family Life

He got married to Martha Lee Denton on November 11, 1944 and after their divorce in 1952, he married Sue Carol Hall on June 4, 1958. He has three daughters named Patty, Claudette and Shirley.

Associated With

He inspired Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, among many other historic guitarists.