I saw Mr. King in concert at the FOX in Atlanta, House Of Blues in New Orleans and Beale St in Memphis.Muddy Waters, Jazz, Blues and Cajun Country raised me!

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B.B. King. Toronto. Roy Thomson Hall. 2007

King was known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s.

Following his first Billboard Rhythm and Blues chart number one, “3 O’Clock Blues”, B.B. King became one of the most important names in R&B music in the 1950s. In November 1964, King recorded the Live at the Regal album at the Regal Theater. King later said that Regal Live “is considered by some the best recording I’ve ever had . . . that particular day in Chicago everything came together . . .

King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and the Official Rhythm & Blues Music Hall of Fame in 2014. In 2004, he was awarded the international Polar Music Prize, given to artists “in recognition…

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