Thursday, January 3, 2013

B.B. King: The Greatest Blues Guitarist In History

B.B. King
A King And His President
The Greatest Blues Guitarist In History

B.B. King is the greatest blues guitarist in history and he just celebrated his 87th birthday and he is still going strong!!! B.B. King is pictured below with his trademark guitar named Lucille by his side, with his trademark yellow gold Rolex President on his wrist. It's interesting to note B.B. King has always worn his Rolex Day-Date in reverse, like the King of race car driving, Richard Petty, who wears his Daytona flipped around.

B.B. King's watch almost looks like a bracelet from the front and his ring looks like a Rolex President bracelet style ring. Also, Peter who is a reader of Jake's Rolex Watch Blog pointed out (in the comments section) that B.B. King's guitar has two coronets on it that look very similar to the Rolex coronet/crown/logo. This could explain why B.B. King wears his Rolex Day-Date with the coronet where the watch usually goes!!!

When Love Comes To Town

Today on Jake's Rolex Watch Blog you are in for a real musical treat, so turn up the volume and enjoy some of the best blues guitar you will ever hear:

In these next two videos we see John Mayer going off with B.B. King–both playing some very serious blues guitar!!!

Blues Brothers
Riding With The King

This next photo of the cover of Riding With The King is really cool with Clapton driving The King in an old Cadillac and Clapton is wearing a Rolex Explorer II. Eric Clapton is also a big Rolex collector and you can learn more about him in the Eric Clapton Rolex Story I wrote.

In these next two photos, we also see B. B. Kind wearing his trademark Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date.

Below is the video of Riding With The King. What is cooler than Eric Clapton and B.B. King riding around in an old Caddy while they sing, while wearing Rolex watches!?!?

In this next video below, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan are all wearing Rolex watches and Eric Clapton is sporting his Paul Newman Daytona on a FatStrap.

Live In Africa 1974

This is a full-length live concert which is incredible!!! You have to watch this!!!


PGross said...

Hi Jake,

Nice post about B.B. King.
Take a look at the first picture with Mr. B.B. King holding his guitar with the two "Rolex" coronets :-)

Kind regards

Peter Gross

Jake Ehrlich said...

Hi Peter,

That is a great point!!!!

Thanks for pointing it out.

Happy Holidays!!!