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A Tribute to B.B. King

In Downtown by Caitlin L. Horton2 Comments

In honor of B.B. King’s memorial, we’d like to share Memphis Type History’s book chapter entitled “Behind the Neon Lights of Beale Street at B.B. King’s.” We hope you enjoy and are inspired by the words people shared of B.B. King as much as we were.    Behind the Neon Lights of Beale Street at B.B. King’s Beale Street gave …

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Why B.B. King Calls Her Lucille

In Downtown by Caitlin L. Horton2 Comments

This isn’t a movie review post. You’ll see why in a second. Awhile back I saw B.B. King: The Life of Riley at the Brooks Museum. My review of it is pretty short: It’s great. Now onto the whole point: Why B.B. King calls his guitar Lucille. I learned the story from the movie, although you can find it many …