American Masters - Season 30, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes

B.B. King

EPISODE:

TOMATOMETER

——

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Episode Info

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.

Cast

Critic reviews for B.B. King

A worthy documentation of an extraordinary life.

February 10, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Discussion Forum

Discuss American Masters on our TV talk forum!