B.B. King will always be a music legend. He ranked 17th in Gibson’s list of “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time” and also earned the 6th spot in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.”
B.B. King used to be a part of a church choir and it was his uncle who taught him how to play the guitar. He was born Riley B. King and since his disc jockey name was Beale Street Blues Boy, he decided to shorten it to B.B. for Blues Boy.
B.B. King has won fifteen Grammy awards and was also given the Lifetime Achievement award. He also earned his place in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.