Monday, December 18, 2006

"The King of Blues, B.B. King, has been given the highest civilian honour in the U.S. — the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The musician, born Riley B. King on a Mississippi plantation, continued to expand his fan base, becoming an opening act on The Rolling Stones' 1969 American tour and broadening his success with hits during the 1970s, including To Know You Is to Love You, The Thrill is Gone and I Like to Live the Love."

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