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14 May, 2015

BB King dies at 89

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B. B. King dies in Las Vegas age 89. A message on his website says he died in his sleep.

23 Feb, 2003

Wins Grammy

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King wins the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Performance for Auld Lang Syne, and Best Traditional Blues Album for A Christmas Celebration Of Hope.

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King and Dr. John wins the Grammy for Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals for Is You Is, Or Is You Ain’t (My Baby).

23 Feb, 2000

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for Blues On The Bayou.

1 Mar, 1994

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for Blues Summit.

25 Feb, 1992

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for Live At The Apollo.

20 Feb, 1991

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Album for Live At San Quentin.

1986

Blank on Blank interview

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Kings tells his story to Joe Smith. The interview is animated for PBS’s Blank on Blank. King:

This is kind of how blues began — out of feeling misused, mistreated. Feeling like they had nobody to turn to. Blues don’t necessarily have to be sung by a person that came from Mississippi, as I did, because there are people having problems all over the world … When I go on the stage each night, I try my best to outguess my audience. And I like to feel in most cases like I’m a big guy with long rubber arms that I can reach around my audience and swing and sway with them, move them with me.

25 Feb, 1986

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Recording for My Guitar Sings The Blues.

28 Feb, 1984

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King wins the Grammy for Best Traditional Blues Recording for Blues ‘N’ Jazz.

24 Feb, 1982

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King wins the Grammy for Best Ethnic Or Traditional Recording for There Must Be A Better World Somewhere.