Grammy Award winning blues singer B.B. King born
September 16, 1925
Blues singer Ripley "B.B." King born in Itta Benna, Mississipi. He is widely considered one of the best and most respected blues musicians of all time. He is perhaps most well known for his cover of the Roy Hawkins' tune "The Thrill Is Gone" and for his trademark song "Lucille." He is the winner of 14 Grammy Awards.