John Jones established this now-legendary blues club after World War II. The establishment was known as the Jones Club before changing its name to Club Ebony, and it was here where future blues legend B. B. King got his start by playing on Saturday nights. Mary Shepard purchased the establishment with her husband in 1975 and they owned Club Ebony until 2008 when B.B. King purchased the place where he first played before an audience.
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