Happy Birthday, B.B. King!

Blues guitar legend, B.B. King, turns 86 today.

King, who appeared on the Pyramid Stage at this years Glastonbury Festival in Somerset [review], has been touring for six decades and still performs up to a 100 gigs per year, and his tours in recent years have all been dubbed his last!

Check out B.B’s awesome “The Thrill Is Gone” from his performance at the 1993 Montreux festival.

B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)

And proving that he’s still got it, check out his Glastonbury performance for earlier this year.

B.B. King – Why I Sing The Blues (Glastonbury 2011)

For everything B.B. King related please see his website: http://www.bbking.com/

About Richard Perkins

Richard Perkins is the founder of Bath Guitar School and has worked for the International Guitar Foundation, Brit Awards, Rockschool, B&NES Council, Mid Somerset Festival, Bath Music Plus, and appeared on BBC and ITV television and radio programming as well as being featured in Guitar Techniques, Total Guitar, Venue, Bath Life magazines and the Bath Chronicle newspaper. Richard is a graduate of the Commercial Music degree programme at Bath Spa University and has a HND in Popular Music from Oxford College.
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