The King of the blues

B.B. King might be associated primarily with the blues, but he was an integral part of the shaping of rock ‘n’ roll’s feel and sound. On March 23, 1975, the 49-year-old King showed up with Lucille to play a gig at Stambaugh Auditorium. I’m fairly certain it wasn’t his first in Youngstown and it was definitely not his last. After all, the man has played more than 50,000 concerts the world over.

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2 thoughts on “The King of the blues

  1. Steve Acker says:

    I had the privilege of seeing B.B. King perform at Reed’s Arena in Youngstown the second week of August 1969. My friends and I were the only Caucasions there. B.B. graciously stopped by our table during his break to say hello. That was B.B. in his element and in his prime and it was truly awesome.

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