B.B. King's name has become synonymous with the hard, gritty sound of Chicago blues. His soulful music has influenced many of today's best-known performers, and his haunting lyrics have made him a legend in his own time. This book traces the life of the dedicated and talented blues musician, from his birth in the Mississippi Delta in 1925 to the present. People whose power, influence, or perseverance have changed the world are the subjects of these candid biographies, which stress the impact of these individuals on the course of 20th-century events. Each book includes a bibliography and an index.