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B.B. King Museum Celebrates 10th Anniversary
August 31, 2018
In 1949, a fight broke out at a dance in Twist, Kansas. During the melee, a barrel filled with kerosene, that had been lit earlier to warm the party, was knocked over. As flames licked the dance floor, B.B. King, a twenty-something musician, escaped into the cool Kansas night with the rest of the party goers. But King had forgotten his guitar inside. On that fateful night, risking his life, he ran back into the building to rescue his prized instrument. ... read more »
American Masters to honor Blues legend B.B. King during Black History Month Specials on PBS
February 10, 2016
B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper's son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend -- the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years -- earning the moniker 'King of the Blues'. King's story of struggle and triumph is chronicled in American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley, premiering nationwide during Black History Month on Friday, February 12 at 9 p.m. (ET) on PBS (check local listing). Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film. ... read more »
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December 29, 2015
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Coroner Says No Evidence That B.B. King Was Poisoned
July 15, 2015
Medical examiners found no evidence to prove the allegation that blues legend B.B. King was poisoned before he died of natural causes in May, according to autopsy findings made public Monday. ... read more »
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