|Birth name||Riley B. King|
|Born||September 16, 1925, Berclair, Mississippi, U.S.|
|Died||May 14, 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.|
|Genres||Electric blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel|
|Labels||RPM, Crown, Kent, ABC, BluesWay, MCA, Geffen|
Blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter who was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1998 for his song"The Thrill Is Gone".
Because his mother was unable to care for him, he was raised by his grandmother. His mother's cousin, Guitarist Bukka White, gave him his first guitar.
He gave his electric guitar the name Lucille. In 2005, one of his biographers stated that he had 50 grandchildren.
He married Martha Lee Denton on November 11, 1944, and after their divorce in 1952, he married Sue Carol Hall on June 4, 1958. His three daughters are Patty, Claudette, and Shirley.
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