One of the most important guitarists and vocalists of the genre, not without reason, being nicknamed “King of the Blues.” He was actually named Rile B. King and was born on September 16, 1925, in Indianola, USA.
Stage performances began in 1946 in Memphis. During the first years of his career, he worked, among others. as a singer at a local radio station playing rhythm & blues and as a DJ. At the same time, he acquired his artistic nickname “B.B.” which is a shortened version of “Beale Street Blues Boy”.
The beginnings of the career were not the easiest – the best times for the artist only came in the 1950s. Then B.B. King has become one of the most important rhythm & blues performers with a series of big hits including “Woke Up This Morning,” “Every Day I Have the Blues,” “Bad Luck,” “You Upset Me Baby,” and “Sweet Little Angel. “.
An outstanding composer, guitarist, and singer of blues and rock. He is known mainly for his unique, highly emotional style of playing the guitar. The perfect technical mastery of the instrument.
Gary Moore was born April 4, 1952, in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He began his career in the second half of the 60s. Inspired by the works of contemporary blues-rock guitarists Jimi Hendrix and John Mayall. He spread his wings as a guitarist of the Irish group Skid Row. That’s when he was spotted by his idol, Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, who helped the group to sign a contract with a major label and gave Gary one of his favorite guitars 1959 Gibson Les Paul. After years Moore played this guitar on the entire album with compositions of his idol, “Blues for Greeny.”
(August 17, 1939 – August 12, 1997)
American blues guitarist. He was born in Widener, Arkansas, and moved with his family, at the age of twelve, to Chicago in 1951. He taught himself guitar and began listening to blues extensively. Three years later he began hanging outside blues nightclubs with the hopes of being invited to perform. He played with Howlin’ Wolf’s band and backed James Cotton.
Luther Allison Career
His big break came in 1957 when Howlin’ Wolf invited Allison to the stage. Freddie King took him under his wing and after King got his big record deal, Allison took over King’s house-band gig on Chicago’s west side.
He worked the club circuit throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s and recorded his first single in 1965. He was signed to the Delmark Records label in 1967 and released his debut album, Love Me Mama, the following year. A well-received set at the 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival resulted in his being asked to perform there each of the next three years. He also toured nationally and, in 1972, was signed to Motown Records, one of the few blues artists to do so. By the mid-1970s he began touring Europe and moved to France in 1977.