B.B. King

  • B.B. King performs during a jazz festival at Prague's Palace of Culture in December 1990. Photo by Reuters
    May 15, 2015  

    Blues legend B.B. King has died at age 89. The singer continued to perform until last October, averaging more than 300 performances a year for six decades. Jeffrey Brown, who once joined King on his tour bus, and remembers the life and legacy of the Grammy award-winning musician. Continue reading

  • Blues man B.B. King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in 2011. The American music legend died XXXXXXX at the age of XX. Photo by Valentin Flauraud/Reuters
    May 15, 2015   BY Sarah McHaney 

    The King of the Blues, B.B. King, died Thursday, May 14, at his home in Las Vegas after suffering from high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. He was 89 years old. King was one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. The 13-time Grammy Award winner played hundreds of live performances a year, spreading the blues across the nation, and the world. Continue reading

  • Photo courtesy Tim and Denise Duffy
    October 16, 2014   BY Frank Carlson 

    Tim Duffy has spent the last 20 years helping struggling blues and roots musicians make ends meet while bringing their music to a wider audience. He’s also a photo hobbyist who has documented his friends and performers — at home, on the road and playing a gig. Continue reading

  • April 6, 2012  

    Sixty years after picking up his first guitar, blues musician Buddy Guy still jams — and has no plans of stopping. Jeffrey Brown and Guy discuss his upcoming memoir “When I Left Home: My Story,” his childhood in rural Louisiana, what his influences were and how his remarkable career helped shape popular music. Continue reading

  • July 5, 2005  

    Correspondent Jeffrey Brown looks at the groundbreaking for a new museum in Mississippi honoring the legendary B.B. King. Continue reading