On December 15-06 , B.B. King , one of the most influencial guitar player of blues was honored with the presidential medal of freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award, for his extraordinary contributions to American music.
“One of America’s unique gifts to the world is a music called the blues,” said President George W. Bush, during the award ceremony at the East Room of the White House. “And in that music, two names are paramount
B.B. King, and his guitar Lucille. It has been said that when John Lennon was asked to name his great ambition, he said, ‘to play guitar like B.B. King.’ Many musicians have had that same goal, but nobody has ever been able to match the skill, or copy the sound, of the King of the Blues.” ... Read the full BB King article from gibson ..
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