Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, songwriter, vocalist, and famed blues guitarist. Called the greatest blues Guitarists of All Time, Mr. King "introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed. He is widely considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. Picture is possibly late 1930's.