B.B. King
American Masters Season 30

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A profile of B.B. King (1925-2015), who was born to Mississippi sharecroppers, features the legendary bluesman reflecting on his life and career, including why he named his guitars Lucille. It also includes footage of a 1968 concert at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; and of a King-Bono collaboration in which King explains that he "does not do chords." Among those interviewed: Bono; George Benson; Eric Clapton; Aaron Neville; Bonnie Raitt; Carlos Santana; Ringo Starr; and Johnny Winter.

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Full Review… Glenn Gamboa Newsday