From the release of his first single in to his final concerts more than 60 years later, King brought a pure, raw expression of the blues to countless fans, followers and friends. Aside from his legendary live shows captured best on 's Live at the Regal , according to Eric Clapton , King notched numerous hits on Billboard charts. Below, we've rounded up his 10 biggest Billboard Hot hits. King's Billboard chart history dates back to , when his first charting single, "3 O'Clock Blues," reached No. He charted further No. He also charted 25 albums on Billboard's Blues Albums chart -- tying him with Joe Bonamassa for the most charted albums ever in the history of the chart. On the Billboard , B. King notched 33 charting albums His highest-charting set came in , when his collaborative album with Eric Clapton titled "Riding With the King" peaked at No.
In , B. Along with consistently powerful playing and singing from B. On this track, we get to see the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration of Eric, Stevie, Albert, Paul and B. Upon its release, this show was dedicated to Paul Butterfield, founder of the hugely influential Paul Butterfield Blues Band, who sadly passed away on May 4, As the opening track on B.
10. Why I Sing the Blues - B.B. King & Friends: A Blues Session
Photo by Walter Iooss Jr. King was a lot more than a Gibson guitar and some killer licks. King carried the flag for Memphis blues his entire career, but he also paid attention to popular music as it evolved around him. King's voice, and the lacerating solos he played on the guitars he named "Lucille," were constants, but everything around them changed.
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