After his grandmother Elnora Farr dies on January 10, Riley King must begin living the life of an adult at age 14. He and his grandmother had been sharecroppers on Edwayne Henderson’s farm. B.B. King named his beloved guitar Lucille after a woman he never met who was the cause of a fight that almost cost him his life. Place of Birth Itta Bena, Mississippi Place of Death Las Vegas Born: Sep 16, 1925.
B. B. King is one of the most successful artists in the history of blues music. Today his ability as a blues guitarist remains unmatched. Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, between Itta Bena and Indianola, Mississippi. His parents split up when he was a small child, and he lived for a few. Back to BB's Menu Music Gallery Calendar Specials Contact Reservations Book An Event.
Oct 06, 2009 · BB King Umeå Jazzfestival 1986. Our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Listen to official albums & more. Early life. Riley B. King was born on September 16, 1925, on the Berclair cotton plantation near the town of Itta Bena, Mississippi, the son of sharecroppers Albert and Nora Ella King. He considered the nearby city of Indianola, Mississippi to be his home.