B.B. King Documentary in Works
B.B. King may be 87 years old, but you won't ever any musician calling him "old school." He is B.B. King. No need to call him "awesome" or any of the other hyperbole attached to so many musicians. The man has influenced too many musicians to list in just one place and his place in popular music history has been established for decades.
A new documentary is in the works that will spotlight his career, his contributions and his famous fans all over the world.
Many of the biggest names in rock agreed to appear in B.B. King – The Life of Riley,(B.B.'s real name is Riley B. King) an upcoming documentary focusing on the amazing accomplishments of the blues and rock icon. Among the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers anxious to sing the bluesman’s praises are Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Ringo Starr, U2 singer Bono, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist Slash, Bonnie Raitt and fellow blues giant Buddy Guy.
The film will make its North American premiere June 14 at the NXNE Film Festival in Toronto. Meanwhile, at 87 years old, King continues to crisscross the country playing concert after concert. His next gig is May 18 in Madison, WI.