American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley

American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 9:00pm

Caption: B.B. King performs on stage at the Royal Albert Hall

Credit: Courtesy of Kevin Nixon

B.B. King, born Riley B. King, was one of the most influential and celebrated blues musicians of all time. From his roots as a sharecropper’s son, working in the cotton fields of Mississippi, he rose to become a living legend -- the most renowned blues singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer of the past 40 years -- earning the moniker ‘King of the Blues’.  King’s story of struggle and triumph is chronicled in American Masters: B.B. King: The Life of Riley, airing during Black History Month on Friday, February 9, 2018 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman narrates and appears in the film.

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