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B.B. King Birthplace
Even though B.B. King was born in Berclair, he always called Indianola his home. After he moved to Indianola he worked as a tractor driver for a number of years. He worked odd jobs in Memphis and played music for all who would listen. As his fame grew while playing joints and haunts around Beale Street, he earned the nickname "Blues Boy." King embraced the nickname but shortened it to "B.B.." The marker commemorates the early years of "The King of the Blues" and demonstrates the connection between this musical genre and the small towns and agricultural communities of Mississippi.
SourcesB.B. King Birthplace. msbluestrial.org. Accessed 10/5/17. msbluestrail.org.
Itta Bena, MS 38941
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