B.B. King – “Don’t Answer The Door” Live
The Iconic Blues Legend Only Gets Better With Age!
“Don’t Answer The Door” is part of B.B. King’s 16th studio album, “Live & Well.” It was released in 1969 under MCA Records.
B.B. King used to be a disc jockey in Memphis where he was referred to as “the Beale Street Blues Boy.” Throughout his entire career, he has received several awards and recognition:
- 15 Grammy Awards
- Lifetime Achievement Award
- Grammy Hall of Fame Membership
- Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- Widely considered as “one of the most accomplished musicians of all-time.”
“Lucille,” a song King wrote is also the name that he has given to his beloved guitar. In 1980, Gibson Guitar Corporation launched the Gibson Lucille Model.
B.B. King drew inspiration from several influences. A few of his favorites include Lonnie Johnson, Django Reinhardt,T-Bone Walker and Blind Lemon Jefferson.
“My style is a mixture of people that I’ve idolized,” King told GP in 1970. And despite being self-taught, King firmly advocates musical education. “Get yourself a teacher, take music lessons, and learn everything you can about your instrument,” he says. “Learn to read music. Later on you’ll be qualified to play whatever you want.”