Riley B. King, American blues musician, better known as B.B. King, was born on this day, September 16, 1925. King started out as a singer and disc jockey at WDIA by the nickname Beale Street Blues Boy, which later became Blues Boy and eventually B.B. Today, King is known as one of the most influential blues guitarists in all of history. King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Throughout his career, King had performed more than 200 concerts every year until he reached his seventies. King still continues to play several shows a year with his heart in the blues. Celebrate his birthday with his performance of The Thrill is Gone in this video at Montreux, 1993.