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B. B. King

King of the Blues

 
 
B. B. King Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. B. B. King Marker
Inscription.
Through the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's,
1980's & 1990's there has been only one

King of the Blues.
B. B. King

Riley B. King
Born 1925 Indianola, Ms.
Known as "Beale Street Blues Boy"

 
Erected 2015 by the Greenville Blues Walk Association.
 
Location. 33° 24.74′ N, 91° 3.864′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Walnut Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Embedded in the sidewalk by the Walnut Street Blues Club. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 South Walnut Street, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Michael Dill (a few steps from this marker); George "All Nite" Allen (a few steps from this marker); Charles K. Rickard (within shouting distance of this marker); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (within shouting distance of this marker); Charley Patton (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Sheiks
B. B. King Marker is just to left of wooden bench. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. B. B. King Marker is just to left of wooden bench.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Donald Hayes Brown (within shouting distance of this marker); Where Main Street Meets the River (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on B.B. King. (Submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
B. B. King at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, in May 2007. image. Click for full size.
By Kasra Ganjavi (CC BY 3.0)
3. B. B. King at Roy Thomson Hall, Toronto, in May 2007.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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