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The King of the Blue
He reigned as king of the blues as long as any royal on the planet. When he was young, he was playing on the corner of streets for ten cents and sometimes in up to four cities a game. 1947 he trampled to Memphis, TN to continue his musical upbringing.
It was the place where all the important musicians of the South settled and where a large fellowship of musicians could be found, where every kind of Afroamerican tunes could be found. B.B. remained with his co-in Bukka White, one of the most famous blue artists of his day, who continued to train B.B. in the arts of the blue.
B.B.'s first major breakthrough came in 1948 when he appeared on Sonny Boy Williamson's KWEM programme from West Memphis. As a result, the Sixteenth Avenue Grill in West Memphis was permanently engaged and later a ten-minute commercial on the Memphis WDIA channel, which was occupied and administered in bog. "King's Spot" became so much loved that it was extended and became the "Sepia Swing Club".
Shortly after his number one song "Three O'Clock Blues" B.B. started to tour on a national level. Ranging from the small-city cafés, juice joins and countrydance venues of the famous city, to pop venues, symphonic concerts, national and international venues, B.B. has become the best-known jazz singer of the last 40 years.
B.B. was accepted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1987 he was awarded the NARAS Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award and in 1973 was awarded an honorary doctorate from Tougaloo(MS) College, in 1977 from Yale University, in 1982 from Berklee College of Music, in 1990 from Rhodes Collegium of Memphis, in 2002 from Mississippi Valley State University and in 2007 from Brown University.
The third New York City Times Square venue was opened in June 2000 and the last two in January 2002 at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. A interactive biography was issued to inspire the critics. In 1996 B.B. wrote his biography "Blues All Around Me" (with David Ritz for Avon Books).
Classical ement "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss", "The Thrill Is Gone", "How Blu es Can You Get", "Everyday I Have The Blues" et "Why I sing The Blues" sind Konzertklammern. In the course of the years, the Grammy Award winning artist had two #1 R&B songs, 1951 "Three O'Clock Blues" and 1952 "You Don't Know Me" and four #2 R&B songs, 1953 "Please Love Me", 1954 and 1954 "You Upload Me Baby", 1960 "Sweet Sixteen, Part I" and 1966 "Don't Answer The Door, Part I".