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King had once said, “I guess you can look at me, and tell I’m the old man. My name is BB King.”
the birth of a soul icon, a HUGE blues album release from B.B. King, the launch of a major blues radio station, the commemoration of a blues landmark, and much more!
A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King is missing.
NOW, get a sneak peek of the B.B. King Museum’s VERY FIRST “Conversation with the King” exclusively at the American Blues Scene!
Today in September 16, 1925, B.B. King was born in the rural Mississippi Delta. The king of the blues is 86 years young today, and still touring and entertaining crowds across the world.
In 2008, the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center, a striking 20,000 square foot, $14 million tribute to the revered bluesman, was opened to the public with great fanfare.
This heartfelt article was recently a headline on CNN. The story is based in the Mississippi Delta around Moorehead, (“Where Southern Cross the Dog”) and Indianola, (B.B. King’s Hometown).