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B.B. KING


BIO: 'BB KING : The Life of Riley’ Narrated by Morgan Freeman hits UK Cinemas October 15th 2012. Joined by BONO, ERIC CLAPTON, BRUCE WILLIS, RINGO STARR and others, including appearances by KEITH RICHARDS, MICK JAGGER and PRESIDENT OBAMA. The legendary BB KING opens his heart to Director Jon Brewer and tells the story of how an oppressed and somewhat orphaned youth came to influence and earn the unmitigated praise of the music industry to carry the title, ‘ King of the Blues’ For more than 60 years, Riley B. King - better known as B.B. King - has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over 50 albums, many of them classics, won 14 Grammy® Awards, been inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of the Arts, the Kennedy Center Honors, the Grammy® Lifetime Achievement Award and the NARM (National Association of Recording Merchandisers) Chairman’s Award, among many other awards. In a special ceremony at the Library of Congress, Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington presented B.B. with a “Living Legend” medal in honor of his achievements as a musician and ambassador for the blues. After 10,000 concerts, B.B. King continues to bring his music to audiences around the globe spending the better part of each year on the road with his beloved guitar, “Lucille.”

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Eyedress' Let's Skip To The Wedding, Is Out Today Photo Eyedress' Let's Skip To The Wedding, Is Out Today
by BWW News Desk - August 07, 2020

Eyedress' LP, Let's Skip To The Wedding, is out today via Lex Records. Watch the new Bobby Astro directed video for 'Kiss Me Like It's The First Time' here. ...
Keke Palmer to Host the 2020 VMAS Photo Keke Palmer to Host the 2020 VMAS
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2020

Entertainment powerhouse Keke Palmer to host the 2020 a?oeVMAsa?? airing LIVE on Sunday, August 30th at 8pm ET/PT. ...
Cassidy King Shares New Single 'Wasted' Photo Cassidy King Shares New Single 'Wasted'
by TV News Desk - August 06, 2020

All great pop songs are written about love - either its loss or its beginning. And after breaking onto the scene in 2019 with a handful of singles, Cassidy King has returned with a new pop gem, “Wasted,” of which she notes, “‘Wasted’ speaks on the difficulty of knowing when it’s safe to fall and bei...
Emily King Releases Spotify Singles, Cover of The Beatles' 'Help' & Acoustic 'Remind Photo Emily King Releases Spotify Singles, Cover of The Beatles' 'Help' & Acoustic 'Remind Me'
by TV News Desk - July 22, 2020

Today Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Emily King releases her Spotify Singles, a special acoustic version of her 2019 single Remind Me and a gorgeous reimagining of the Beatles' Help....
Joe Bonamassa Shares New Single 'Colour and Shape' Photo Joe Bonamassa Shares New Single 'Colour and Shape'
by TV News Desk - July 17, 2020

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa took the music world by storm when he released his debut solo album A New Day Yesterday, though he'd already been on the scene for years as a child prodigy and even opened for B.B. King at the age of 12....
CHAII Releases Her Genre-Bending Debut EP 'Lightswitch' Photo CHAII Releases Her Genre-Bending Debut EP 'Lightswitch'
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2020

Genre-bending New Zealand-based Persian rapper CHAII expresses her diverse creative powers on her debut extended-player Lightswitch—a bold six-track visual EP showcasing sounds and footage from Oman to Joshua Tree. With the release of her debut EP, CHAII is ready to take her place on the world stage...
Breakout Artist Curt Chambers Gives Us A Real 'Good Thing' Photo Breakout Artist Curt Chambers Gives Us A Real 'Good Thing'
by BWW News Desk - July 10, 2020

 Curt Chambers takes us into summer with one of the most anticipated country songs “Good Thing'. The single released today on all digital and streaming sites Click Here.   'A soaring arena anthem with a seductive bass beat and infectious chorus,' explains Sounds Like Nashville in an exclusive premie...
Joe Bonamassa Announces A NEW DAY NOW Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Debut Album Photo Joe Bonamassa Announces A NEW DAY NOW Celebrating 20th Anniversary of Debut Album
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2020

Twenty years ago, Joe Bonamassa took the music world by storm when he released his debut solo album A New Day Yesterday, though he'd already been on the scene for years as a child prodigy and even opened for B.B. King at the age of 12....
Eric Clapton & B.B. King RIDING WITH THE KING 20th Anniversary Edition Out Now! Photo Eric Clapton & B.B. King RIDING WITH THE KING 20th Anniversary Edition Out Now!
by TV News Desk - June 26, 2020

Eric Clapton and B.B. King first performed together in NYC in 1967. Over 30 years later, in 1999, the two longtime friends joined forces to create a collection of all new studio recordings of blues classics and contemporary songs. The resulting album Riding with the King would be released in June 20...
2020 BET AWARDS to Honor Kobe Bryant with a Tribute from Lil Wayne; Beyonce to Receiv Photo 2020 BET AWARDS to Honor Kobe Bryant with a Tribute from Lil Wayne; Beyonce to Receive Humanitarian Award
by TV News Desk - June 25, 2020

Today BET Networks announces new additions to the line-up of the 20th Annual 'BET Awards,' honoring prolific activists in the Black community and recognizing those who unfortunately left us in 2020....
BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TI Photo BWW Exclusive: In Honor of Gay Pride - THE 101 GREATEST LGBTQ SONGS/ANTHEMS OF ALL TIME - from Judy Garland to Lady Gaga, from Gloria Gaynor to Frank Ocean
by Peter Nason - June 24, 2020

Happy Gay Pride! BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest LGBTQ songs and anthems from 1920-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the grade!...
Prince's Cloud 2 Guitar Sold For $563,500 At Julien's Auctions 'Music Icons' Photo Prince's Cloud 2 Guitar Sold For $563,500 At Julien's Auctions 'Music Icons'
by BWW News Desk - June 19, 2020

Julien's Auctions MUSIC ICONS kicked off its marquee two-day music auction event today in Beverly Hills with its highly anticipated sale of the mythic guitar played by Prince: his beloved 'Blue Angel' Cloud 2 electric guitar....
LiveXLive & Live Nation Urban In Partnership With Color Of Change Announce 'Lift Ever Photo LiveXLive & Live Nation Urban In Partnership With Color Of Change Announce 'Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special'
by TV News Desk - June 17, 2020

LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) and Live Nation Urban join forces with Color of Change for a 90-minute Special, Lift Every Voice: A Juneteenth Special, this Friday, June 19th at 5 P.M. PT/8 P.M. ET....
Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber Photo Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber
by BWW News Desk - June 15, 2020

While you may have never heard his name, you've almost certainly heard his music. Michael Silverman is one of the most streamed and downloaded instrumentalists in the world, with over six billion streams on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. His classical recordings can be heard in hundreds of televis...
Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber Photo Pianist Michael Silverman Releases First Album With Jeff Lorber
by TV News Desk - June 15, 2020

While you may have never heard his name, you've almost certainly heard his music. Michael Silverman is one of the most streamed and downloaded instrumentalists in the world, with over six billion streams on Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon....
CBS to Broadcast the BET AWARDS; Announces Nominations Photo CBS to Broadcast the BET AWARDS; Announces Nominations
by TV News Desk - June 15, 2020

Today, BET announces The a?oeBET Awardsa?? 2020 nominees with Drake leading the pack with six nominations....
Jazz Power ON Honors Charlie Parker At 100 Photo Jazz Power ON Honors Charlie Parker At 100
by BWW News Desk - June 10, 2020

Charlie Parker 100: Jazz Power ON, hosted by Eli Yamin, musician, educator and Managing Artistic Director of Jazz Power Initiative, celebrates the bebop genius of saxophonist Charlie “Bird” Parker....
Elvin Bishop Joins Shirley King On A Brand New Single Photo Elvin Bishop Joins Shirley King On A Brand New Single
by TV News Desk - June 09, 2020

Word has already begun to spread all over the world that Blues royal, Shirley King, daughter of legend B.B. King, is about to release a new album that features an amazing cast of blues musicians...
Gibson Generation Group And MyMusicRx Unite To Offer Virtual Guitar Lessons For Sick Photo Gibson Generation Group And MyMusicRx Unite To Offer Virtual Guitar Lessons For Sick Kids and More
by BWW News Desk - June 08, 2020

Gibson and MyMusicRx, the Children's Cancer Association (CCA)'s flagship program, are joining forces to bring the healing power of music to kids facing cancer and other serious illnesses. Starting today, June 8, 18 talented young Gibson Generation Group (G3) artists will provide a virtual music ment...
Craft Recordings, Record Store Day Announce New Dates For Roundup of Vinyl Exclusives Photo Craft Recordings, Record Store Day Announce New Dates For Roundup of Vinyl Exclusives
by TV News Desk - June 04, 2020

Craft Recordings and Record Store Day announce the new dates for their roundup of vinyl exclusives....
Madame Mayhem Releases New Single 'Breaking Down' Photo Madame Mayhem Releases New Single 'Breaking Down'
by TV News Desk - June 03, 2020

MADAME MAYHEM has released her new single 'BREAKING DOWN.' 'Breaking Down,' is the follow up to 2019's 'Broken.' ...
Macky Gee Drops New Album IT'S A GEE THING Photo Macky Gee Drops New Album IT'S A GEE THING
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2020

D&B titan Macky Gee has dropped a massive, 28-track album It's A Gee Thing, out 29th May on Down 2 Earth Musik....
GRAMMY Museum Announces Digital Museum's June Schedule Photo GRAMMY Museum Announces Digital Museum's June Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020

GRAMMY Museum® announces next round of new and never-before-released free digital content while the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles is closed until further notice in light of COVID-19....
Fabian Re-Records 1959 Hit Gold Record TIGER Photo Fabian Re-Records 1959 Hit Gold Record TIGER
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2020

Fabian, former teenage heart-throb and iconic pop rock artist has re-recorded his 1959 Gold record Tiger on behalf of abused tigers and other big cats and will release it this week. ...
Apollo Theater Announces Livestream Benefit Concert Photo Apollo Theater Announces Livestream Benefit Concert
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2020

Apollo Theater announced that on Tuesday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. it will present “Let's Stay (In) Together: A Benefit to Support the Apollo Theater,” a special musical event streamed live at apollotheater.org....