B. B. King Early Portrait

Photo of MEMPHIS - CIRCA 1948: Young blues singer B.B. King a local DJ at WDIA poses for a portrait circa 1948 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

On the Rise. Riley B. King soon after engineering a start to a career that would make him a worldwide star. (Michael Ochs Archive/Getty Images)

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