Riley B. King, known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the "100 greatest guitarists of all time", and he is credited with introducing a more sophisticated style of soloing that influenced nearly ever electric blues guitarist that came after him. In the 1950s, B.B. King became one of the most important names in R&B music, amassing an impressive list of hits including "You Know I Love You," "Woke Up This Morning," "Please Love Me," "When My Heart Beats like a Hammer," "Whole Lotta Love," "You Upset Me Baby," "Every Day I Have the Blues", and "Sneakin' Around,".
King won a Grammy Award for a "The Thrill Is Gone", which was a hit on both the pop and R&B charts, and he gained further mainstream success throughout the 70s with songs like "To Know You is to Love You" and "I Like to Live the Love". In his 50-year career, King has performed over 1,500 shows, and even at 85 years old, he continues to tour the country extensively. If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the blues legend, now is the perfect time to purchase B.B. King Tickets.