King has released 43 albums, won 16 Grammy Awards which included the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of fame, ranked No. 6 by Rolling Stones as one of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, and achieved other countless accolades. He also signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and instruction to children in underprivileged public schools throughout the United States. King leaves behind 15 children and over 50 grandchildren.
B.B. King: you will be truly missed.
Check out Kendrick Lamar’s “m.a.a.d. City” featuring a sample of B.B. King’s “Chains and Things”
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Legendary blues singer, songwriter and guitarist, B.B. King has passed away leaving a legacy behind that spans over 60 years. Find out more on his past achievements here.