B.B. King Quotes

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B.B. King Quotes

I used to play - when I first started trying to be professional, I disk jockey from 1949 to 1955 in Memphis, Tennessee, and I was quite popular there as a disk jockey.
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You only live but once, and when your died your done, so let the good times roll.

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I never use that word, retire.

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I don't try to just be a blues singer - I try to be an entertainer. That has kept me going.

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I don't care for the music when they're talking bad about women because I think women are God's greatest gift to the planet - I just like music.

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When I was in the country and I was trying to play, nobody seemed to pay too much attention to me. People used to say, 'That's just that ole blues singer.'

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The way I feel today, as long as my health is good and I can handle myself well and people still come to my concerts, still buy my CDs, I'll keep playing until I feel like I can't.

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Blues is a tonic for whatever ails you. I could play the blues and then not be blue anymore.

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I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions.

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If my fans want to do something for me when that time comes, I say, don't waste your money on me. Help the homeless. Help the needy ... people who don't have no food ... Instead of some big funeral, where they come from here and there and all over. Save it.

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I did several shows with Jimi Hendrix, that's when I got to know him better, I knew of him, I met him [when he was playing] with Little Richard ... And he was kind of quiet, shy, he didn't open up too much, but there were questions as we all ask each other. You know, "how do you do this" and "why do you do that ... " We had very small discussions on things like that. And he was very polite, I thought [he was] a very nice guy ...

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Notes are expensive ... spend them wisely

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Charlie Christian had no more impact on my playing than Django Reinhardt or Lonnie Johnson. I just wanted to play like him. I wanted to play like all of them. All of these people were important to me. I couldn't play like any of them, though ...

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