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B.B. King Is Friends With Everybody

The blues guitarist hangs out with Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Bono and his beloved guitar Lucille

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B.B. King performs on the Memphis, Tennessee radio station WDIA in the late 1940s.

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Backstage with ‘Lucille’

B.B. King practices backstage with his signature "Lucille" model Gibson hollowbody electric guitar and an Ampeg amplifer, circa 1967.

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With Eric Clapton and Elvin Bishop

B.B. King performs with Eric Clapton and Elvin Bishop in New York on September 15th, 1967.

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‘B.B. King In London’

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.

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‘Gettin It Together’

Papa John Creach, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker perform "Gettin' It Together" for the TV show The Midnight Special in Los Angeles.

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‘The Midnight Special’

B.B. King chats with host Wolfman Jack on the TV show The Midnight Special while filming in Los Angeles.

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Bread and Roses

Joni Mitchell and B.B. King perform during the Bread and Roses Festival at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, California in 1980.

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San Quentin Prison

B.B. King performs for inmates at the San Quentin State Prison. He released the album, "Live at San Quentin" in 1990

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New Orleans Jazz Festival

B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Albert Collins perform during the New Orleans Jazz Festival on April 22nd, 1988.

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Ladies Man

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.

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B.B. King Blues Club Nashville

B.B. King and Steven Seagal perform during the Grand Opening of B.B. King's Blues Club in Nashville in 2003.

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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.

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2005

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.

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80th Birthday Benefit Concert

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.

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Giant Birthday Card

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.

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Blues Legends

B.B. King hugs Hubert Sumlin following his performance at the Crossroads Guitar Festival at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois on July 28th, 2007.

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Route 66

Steven Seagal joins B.B. King during a performance at Route 66 Casino's Legends Theater in Albuquerque, New Mexico on October 24th, 2008.

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Grammy Nomination Rehearsal

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.

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Glastonbury Festival

B.B. King performs on the Pyramid stage during the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Glastonbury, England on June 24th, 2011.

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Black History Month

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.           

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Crossroads Guitar Festival

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.  

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B.B. King and Peter Frampton

B.B. King and Peter Frampton perform at Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey on August 10th, 2013.