Preserving the history of the music industry.

B.B. King


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B.B. King spoke of his great love of music making and provided sound advice for those who want to play an instrument. He smiled as he recalled buying his first guitar amplifier and spoke with a warm voice when reflecting on his greatest musical influences. BB's NAMM Oral History interview was a time for him to reflect on his early instruments and the music stores he visited during his life and career as one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time. We ended the interview with his statement, "Hi, I'm B.B. King and I believe in music."


Interview Date: 
August 3, 2005
Date of Birth: 
September 16, 1925
Deceased Date: 
May 14, 2015
Job Title: 
Musician, Product Endorser