Richard Alley on How BB King’s Guitar Got its Name

November 1, 2020

More gold from some of the archives I’ve been going thru, working on the current Yale video.

Recording from American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in New Orleans, December, 2017.

5 Responses to “Richard Alley on How BB King’s Guitar Got its Name”

  1. redskylite Says:

    The blues star from Mississippi, born Riley B King and later nicknamed Blues Boy, or BB, said the name Lucille originated from a near death experience when he rescued his guitar from a fire at a nightclub in Arkansas after two men started fighting.

    “The building was a wooden building, and it was burning so fast when I got my guitar, it started to collapse around me. So I almost lost my life trying to save the guitar”


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