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B.B. King

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Date of birth (location)
16 September 1925
Itta Bena, Mississippi, USA
Trivia
Elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. (show more)
Sometimes Credited As:
B.B. King and The Jungle Brothers
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Filmography as: Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Soundtrack - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s)

  1. Calendar Girls (2003) (writer: "You Upset Me Baby") (performer: "You Upset Me Baby")
  2. "Filhas da Mãe, As" (2001) TV Series (performer: "You Don't Know Me")
  3. "7th Heaven" (1 episode, 2000)
    ... aka 7th Heaven: Beginnings (USA: rerun title)
    ... aka Seventh Heaven
        - Tunes (2000) TV Episode (performer: "Riding With the King")
  4. Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (2000) (TV) (performer: "Joe Cool")

  5. Play It to the Bone (1999) (performer: "Dangerous Mood")
    ... aka Play It (USA: promotional title)
  6. Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) (TV) ("Fur Slippers")
  7. Payback (1999/I) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone")
  8. The Mighty (1998) (performer: "Let the Good Times Roll" (1956))
  9. The Rainmaker (1997) (performer: "How Blue Can You Get")
    ... aka John Grisham's The Rainmaker
  10. Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone")
    ... aka Ghosts from the Past (UK)
  11. Heaven's Prisoners (1996) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone", "Don't Answer The Door, Parts One And Two")
  12. When We Were Kings (1996) (writer: "Sweet Sixteen") (performer: "Sweet Sixteen")
  13. A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (1996) (TV) (performer: "Telephone Song", "Six Strings Down", "Tick Tock", "SRV Shuffle")
  14. Heat (1995) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone")
  15. Casino (1995) (performer: "The Thrill is Gone")
    ... aka Casino (France)
  16. Chasers (1994) (performer: "THE THRILL IS GONE")
  17. Pidä huivista kiinni, Tatjana (1994) (arranger: "Think It Over")
    ... aka Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana
    ... aka Tatjana (Germany)
  18. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) (performer: "Stormy Monday Blues")
  19. Heart and Souls (1993) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone")
  20. The Fugitive (1993) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone")
  21. "Teech" (1991) TV Series (performer: "Teach Me")
  22. Thelma & Louise (1991) (performer: "Better Not Look Down")
  23. You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown (1990) (TV) (performer: "Joe Cool")
    ... aka Celebrating 40 Years in the Comics and 25 Years on Television (USA: subtitle)

  24. Stormy Monday (1988) (performer: "The Thrill Is Gone", "(Call It) Stormy Monday")
  25. The Color of Money (1986) (performer: "Standing On The Edge")
  26. Into the Night (1985/I) (performer: "INTO THE NIGHT", "MY LUCILLE", "IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR")

  27. "The Associates" (1979) TV Series (performer: "Wall Street Blues")
  28. Jimi Hendrix (1973) (writer: "Rock Me, Baby")
  29. The Seven Minutes (1971) (performer: "Seven Minutes")

Filmography as: Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Actor - filmography
(In Production) (2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)

  1. Prince of Pistols (2008) (in production) (in talks)

  2. Buried Alive in the Blues (2005) (V)
  3. Live by Request: BB King (2003) (TV) .... Performer

  4. Shake, Rattle and Roll: An American Love Story (1999) (TV) .... The Bluesman
  5. "Cow and Chicken" .... Blind Mudpuddle Johnson (1 episode, 1999)
        - The Cow and Chicken Blues (1999) TV Episode (voice) .... Blind Mudpuddle Johnson
  6. Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) .... Malvern Gasperon
  7. "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" .... Pappy (1 episode, 1995)
        - Bourgie Sings the Blues (1995) TV Episode .... Pappy
  8. "Married with Children" .... Street Singer (1 episode, 1991)
        - Look Who's Barking (1991) TV Episode .... Street Singer
  9. "The Cosby Show" .... Riley Jackson (1 episode, 1990)
        - Not Everybody Loves the Blues (1990) TV Episode .... Riley Jackson

  10. Spies Like Us (1985) .... Ace Tomato Agent

  11. The Crystal Gayle Special (1979) (TV)
  12. Give My Poor Heart Ease (1977)
  13. Blues entre les dents, Le (1973) .... Bluesman
    ... aka Blues Under the Skin (USA)

  14. "Playboy After Dark" .... Singer (1 episode)
        - Episode #2.21 (????) TV Episode .... Singer

Filmography as: Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Miscellaneous Crew - filmography
(1980s) (1970s)

  1. Into the Night (1985/I) (musician)

  2. When You Comin' Back, Red Ryder? (1979) (singer)

Filmography as: Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Self - filmography
(2000s) (1990s) (1980s) (1970s) (1960s)

  1. "American Masters" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
        - The World of Nat King Cole (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
  2. "The Heaven and Earth Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 2006)
        - Episode dated 1 January 2006 (2006) TV Episode .... Himself
  3. Ruth Brown: Better Late Than Never (2005) .... Himself
  4. The 5 Keys to Mastery (2005) (V) .... Self
  5. "Corazón de..." .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
        - Episode dated 22 September 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
  6. "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" .... Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2003-2005)
        - Episode dated 19 September 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 31 July 2003 (2003) TV Episode .... Himself - Musical Guest
  7. The History Makers (2005) (V) .... Himself
  8. Muddy Waters Can't Be Satisfied (2005) (V) .... Himself
  9. "Late Show with David Letterman" .... Himself (1 episode, 2005)
    ... aka Late Show Backstage (USA: title for episodes with guest hosts)
    ... aka The Late Show (USA: informal short title)
        - Episode dated 10 January 2005 (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
  10. "Biography" .... Himself (2 episodes, 2004-2005)
        - Steven Seagal (2005) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Eric Clapton: Just the Messenger (2004) TV Episode .... Himself
  11. Crossroads Guitar Festival (2004) (V) .... Himself
  12. Genius: A Night for Ray Charles (2004) (TV) .... Himself
  13. Antone's: Home of the Blues (2004) .... Himself
  14. 35th NAACP Image Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself
  15. Lightning in a Bottle (2004) .... Himself
  16. The 46th Annual Grammy Awards (2004) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter
  17. "The Blues" (2003) (mini) TV Series .... Himself (segment "The Road to Memphis")
  18. The 45th Annual Grammy Awards (2003) (TV) .... Himself - Presenter
  19. U2: The Best of 1980-1990 (2002) (V) .... Himself (segment "When Love Comes To Town")
  20. 23rd Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards (2002) (TV) .... Himself
  21. Sounds of Memphis (2002) (TV)
  22. "Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America" (2001) (mini) TV Series .... Himself
  23. All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001) .... Himself
    ... aka All Access (USA: short title)
    ... aka All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! Presented by Certs (USA: complete title)
  24. "The Young and the Restless" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka Y&R (USA: promotional abbreviation)
        - Episode #1.7107 (2001) TV Episode .... Himself
  25. "Walk on By: The Story of Popular Song" .... Himself (1 episode, 2001)
    ... aka Popular Song: Soundtrack of the Century (USA: rerun title)
    ... aka The Story of Pop (UK: short title)
        - The Road to Rock 'n' Roll (2001) TV Episode .... Himself
  26. Classic Albums: Elvis Presley (2001) (V) .... Himself
  27. Zehn Gebote der Kreativität, Die (2001) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka The 10 Commandments of Creativity (USA)
  28. Blues Odyssey (2001) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey (USA: complete title)
  29. 22nd Annual W.C. Handy Blues Awards (2001) (TV) .... Himself
  30. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (2000) (V) .... Himself
  31. A Very Special Christmas from Washington, D.C. (2000) (TV) .... Musical Performance
  32. Here's to You, Charlie Brown: 50 Great Years (2000) (TV) .... Himself
  33. The Jazz Channel Presents B.B. King (2000) (V) .... Himself

  34. 30th NAACP Image Awards (1999) (TV) .... Himself
  35. Genghis Blues (1999) .... Himself
  36. Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo (1999) (TV) .... Himself
  37. "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" .... Himself (1 episode, 1998)
        - Episode dated 10 January 1998 (1998) TV Episode .... Himself
  38. "The Fifties" (1997) (mini) TV Series .... Himself
  39. Caesars Palace 30th Anniversary Celebration (1996) (TV) .... Himself
  40. "Touched by an Angel" .... Himself (1 episode, 1996)
        - Indigo Angel (1996) TV Episode .... Himself
  41. When We Were Kings (1996) .... Himself
  42. A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan (1996) (TV) .... Himself
  43. The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts (1995) (TV) .... Himself (Honoree)
  44. "Baywatch Nights" .... Himself (1 episode, 1995)
    ... aka Detectives on the Beach
        - Blues Boy (1995) TV Episode .... Himself
  45. "New York Undercover" .... Himself (1 episode, 1995)
    ... aka Uptown Undercover
        - Buster and Claudia (1995) TV Episode .... Himself
  46. B.B. King: The Blues Summit (1995) (TV) .... Himself
  47. A Night to Die for (1995) (TV) .... Himself
  48. The History of Rock 'N' Roll, Vol. 7 (1995) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka Guitar Heroes
  49. The Memphis Sound: A Tribute to Our City's Music (1994) (TV) .... Himself
  50. B.B. King: Live at the Woodlands (1994) (TV) .... Himself
  51. The Songs of Six Families (1994) (TV) .... Himself
  52. Heart and Souls (1993) .... Himself
  53. Apollo Theatre Hall of Fame (1993) (TV) .... Himself
  54. Willie Nelson: The Big Six-0 (1993) (TV) .... Himself
  55. Mr. Bluesman (1993) .... Himself
  56. "Blossom" .... Himself (1 episode, 1993)
        - The Thrill Is Gone (1993) TV Episode .... Himself
  57. "The Arsenio Hall Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 1992)
        - Episode dated 28 January 1992 (1992) TV Episode .... Himself
  58. Saturday Night, Sunday Morning: The Travels of Gatemouth Moore (1992)
  59. "Late Night with David Letterman" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1989-1991)
        - Episode dated 3 October 1991 (1991) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 18 August 1989 (1989) TV Episode .... Himself
  60. "Golden Age of Rock'n'Roll" (1991) TV Series .... Himself
  61. "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" .... Himself (7 episodes, 1970-1990)
    ... aka The Best of Carson (USA: rerun title)
        - Episode dated 6 April 1990 (1990) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 27 November 1984 (1984) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 18 December 1982 (1982) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 17 December 1981 (1981) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode dated 30 July 1981 (1981) TV Episode .... Himself
          (2 more)
  62. You Don't Look 40, Charlie Brown (1990) (TV) .... Himself
    ... aka Celebrating 40 Years in the Comics and 25 Years on Television (USA: subtitle)

  63. "Big World Cafe" .... Himself (1 episode, 1989)
        - Episode #1.4 (1989) TV Episode (as B.B. King and The Jungle Brothers) .... Himself
  64. U2: LoveTown (1989) (TV) .... Vocals, Guitar
  65. U2: Rattle and Hum (1988) .... Himself
    ... aka Rattle and Hum
  66. Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) .... Himself (segment "Blacks Without Soul")
    ... aka Cheeseburger Film Sandwich
  67. The 29th Annual Grammy Awards (1987) (TV) .... Himself - Performer
  68. Elvis: The Echo Will Never Die (1986) (V) .... Himself
  69. The 7th Annual Black Achievement Awards (1986) (TV) .... Himself/Performer
  70. Live Aid (1985) (TV) .... Himself
  71. The 27th Annual Grammy Awards (1985) (TV) .... Himself
  72. The 25th Annual Grammy Awards (1983) (TV) .... Himself
  73. Elvis Presley - Die frühen Jahre (1980) (TV) .... Himself

  74. The Captain & Tennille Songbook (1979) (TV) .... Himself
  75. "Sanford and Son" .... Himself (1 episode, 1977)
        - Fred Sings the Blues (1977) TV Episode .... Himself
  76. "Soul Train" .... Guest / ... (3 episodes, 1972-1974)
        - The Best of Soul Train: 1973-1974 (1974) TV Episode .... Guest
        - B.B. King/The Moments (1973) TV Episode .... Himself
        - B.B. King/O.C. Smith/Patrice Holloway (1972) TV Episode .... Guest
  77. Sing Sing Thanksgiving (1974) .... Himself
  78. B.B. King: Live in Africa (1974) .... Himself
  79. "The Flip Wilson Show" .... Himself (2 episodes, 1970-1972)
        - Episode #2.20 (1972) TV Episode .... Himself
        - Episode #1.13 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself
  80. Dynamite Chicken (1972) .... Himself
  81. Medicine Ball Caravan (1971) .... Himself
    ... aka We Have Come for Your Daughters (UK)
  82. "Toast of the Town" .... Himself - Guitarist (1 episode, 1970)
    ... aka The Ed Sullivan Show (USA: new title)
        - Episode #24.5 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself - Guitarist
  83. "The Dick Cavett Show" .... Himself (1 episode, 1970)
        - Episode dated 26 June 1970 (1970) TV Episode .... Himself

  84. "Beat-Club" (1 episode, 1968)
        - Episode #1.29 (1968) TV Episode

Filmography as: Soundtrack, Actor, Miscellaneous Crew, Self, Archive Footage

Archive Footage

  1. TV in Black: The First Fifty Years (2004) (V) .... Himself
  2. The Definitive Elvis: The Memphis Years (2002) (V) .... Himself
  3. Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock'n'Roll (2000) (TV) .... Himself


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