B.B. King performs on the Memphis, Tennessee radio station WDIA in the late 1940s.
B.B. King is photographed in 1965.
B.B. King practices backstage with his signature "Lucille" model Gibson hollowbody electric guitar and an Ampeg amplifer, circa 1967.
B.B. King performs with Eric Clapton and Elvin Bishop in New York on September 15th, 1967.
B.B. King performs in New York in 1968.
B.B. King poses in a portrait for Bluesway Records with "Lucille", circa 1969.
B.B. King performs during a soundcheck at Royal Albert Hall in London in April 1969.
B.B. King performs in Central Park in New York on June 13th, 1969.
B.B. King greets fans at an outdoor concert, circa 1970.
B.B. King poses for a portrait in New York in 1971.
B.B. King practices in a London studio with Ringo Star while recording his album B.B. King in London between June 9th-16th, 1971.
Papa John Creach, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker perform "Gettin' It Together" for the TV show The Midnight Special in Los Angeles.
B.B. King chats with host Wolfman Jack on the TV show The Midnight Special while filming in Los Angeles.
B.B. King performs at the KOOL Jazz Festival, circa 1976.
B.B. King poses beneath a portrait of Vladimir Lenin during his tour of the Soviet Union in 1979.
B.B. King appears on American Bandstand with host Dick Clark in Los Angeles in 1979.
B.B. King performs on June 19th, 1979.
Joni Mitchell and B.B. King perform during the Bread and Roses Festival at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California in 1980.
B.B. King performs for inmates at the San Quentin State Prison. He released the album, "Live at San Quentin" in 1990
BB King celebrates his 60th birthday and 50th LP release with Willie Nelson.
B.B. King performs with electric guitar innovator Les Paul in 1988.
B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins perform during the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 22nd, 1988.
B.B. King performs with Bono during U2's Lovetown Tour at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands on January 5th, 1990.
B.B. King stands with "Lucille" on the Great Wall of China in Beijing, China on May 14th, 1994.
B.B. King performs during Jazz à Juan, the annual Jazz Festival in Juan-les-Pins, France in July 1996.
Naomi Campbell looks on as B.B. King gets a kiss on the cheek from Macy Gray during the filming of TNT's A Very Special Christmas concert celebrating the Special Olympics in December, 2000.
B.B. King performs with Phish at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, NJ on February 24th, 2003.
B.B. King and Steven Seagal perform during the Grand Opening of B.B. King's Blues Club in Nashville in 2003.
B.B. King makes faces for the crowd while performing with his band at B.B. King's Blues Club in Nashville on December 1st, 2004.
B.B. King performs with new inductee Buddy Guy at the 20th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York on March 14th, 2005.
B.B. King performs with Dickey Betts during the Isle of Capri B.B. King 80th Birthday Benefit Concert at Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi in July, 2005.
B.B. King receives a giant 80th birthday card in the shape of "Lucille" at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California in August, 2005.
B.B. King hugs Hubert Sumlin following his performance at the Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on July 28th, 2007.
Steven Seagal joins B.B. King during a performance at Route 66 Casino's Legends Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 24th, 2008.
John Mayer and B.B. King perform during a rehearsal for the Grammy Nominations Concert at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on December 2nd, 2008.
B.B. King performs on the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury, England on June 24th, 2011.
Jeff Beck, Derek Truck, Gary Clark, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Warrne Haynes, Shemekia Copeland , Susan Tedeschi and Keb Mo play during a celebration of Blues music and in recognition of Black History Month as part of their “In Performance at the White House” series in Washington, DC on February 21st, 2012.
Eric Clapton, Jimmie Vaughan, BB King and Robert Cray backstage during the Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 12th, 2013.
B.B. King and Peter Frampton perform at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 10th, 2013.
B.B. King performs onstage at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California on December 3rd, 2013.