Birth Name: Riley B. King
Date of Birth: September 16, 1925
Place of Birth: Berclair, Mississippi, U.S.
Date of Death: May 14, 2015
Place of Death: Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
Ethnicity: African American
B.B. King was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist, and record producer. He played an influential style of soloing, based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato.
He born in Berclair, Mississipi, to African-American parents, Nora Ella (Pulley) and Albert King. B.B. was married to Martha Lee Denton and Sue Carol Hall. He has been said to have had fifteen children.
B.B.’s paternal grandfather was Fredrick Douglas King (the son of Jeff King and Easter Kimble). Easter was the daughter of Soloman Kimble and Nancy.
B.B.’s paternal grandmother was named Betty McQuiston (the daughter of Simon McQuiston and Mahala).
B.B.’s maternal grandfather was named Jasper Pulley (the son of Mary Jane).
B.B.’s maternal grandmother was named Elnora Davidson (the daughter of Pompey Davidson and Emily Jane). Elnora was born in Mississippi. Pompey was the son of Harry Davidson and Manervia Chandler.
Sources: Genealogy of B.B. King – http://www.geni.com
Death record of B.B. King – https://www.findagrave.com