About B. B. King
B. B. King has been recognized as the most influential musician of blues music. It has also been announced that the current amount of B. B. King net worth is 30 million dollars. It also makes him one of the highest earning blues musicians in the world. In addition to being a blues music singer, he is also a songwriter as well as a guitarist. In 1987, B. B. King’s name was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which has been one of the highest acknowledgments to him.
His involvement into blues music made him to be nicknamed as The King of Blues as well as one of the Three Kings of the Blues Guitar. Other people who are considered to be Kings of the Blues Guitar are Freddie King and Albert King. Another characteristic which is known about him is that B. B. King has been involved into music career without any major breaks, thus, there is no surprise that this involvement has added a lot of financial and commercial success to him, and also increased the total amount of B. B. King net worth.
Until he became 70 years old, B. B. King organized up till 300 concerts in one year. In 1956, it was stated that B.
B. King appeared in 342 events. Today, it has been stated that B. B. King organized approximately 100 concerts in one year.
B. B. King was born in 1925 near Mississippi in a cotton plantation. When he was a kid, his father abandoned the family and B. B. King was raised in a care of his maternal grandmother. When he was a child, he was already interested into music and he was a part of a local gospel choir. When he was 12 years old, B. B. King bought his first ever guitar. However, there are also statements that in fact his first guitar was given to him by his mother’s cousin.
In 1949, B. B. King got a chance to sing a contract with RPM Records, a music label based in Los Angeles, and after signing it, B. B. King began to record his songs. A lot of his earliest production was made by Sam Phillips. In addition to his solo career, which has been serving as the main source of B. B. King net worth, he is also known as having established a band called “B. B. King Review”.