Friday, September 16

Happy 80th Birthday


Riley B. King, born September 16, 1925

4 comments:

harry near indy said...

one of the last of the living legends of the blues.

by the way, doghouse, b.b. king used to play about once a year at beef and boards. did you ever see him play there?

(fyi for you out of towners -- beef and boards is a dinner theater in indianapolis.)

norbizness said...

Man, he got a lot of cosmetic surgery for Lucille over the years.

doghouse riley said...

Nah, I never saw him, Harry. I do remember the days when Beef & Boards was a viable music venue, I just never went.

And I don't know where my wife stashes her old copies of Smithsonian or I might be able tell for sure from the larger picture, but it looks like he's playing a Gibson L-00 from the early 30s with a pickup added below the sound hole. A cheap guitar in those days, but a really good one, though a little delicate for the rigors of the road carried in a cardboard case. Maybe that wsa just his paintin'-on guitar.

harry near indy said...

thanks for the answer, doghouse.