BB King awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom

Blues star BB King is to be presented with the Presidential Medal Of Freedom, America’s Highest civilian honour, in a ceremony set to take place at the White House on 15 December. US President George W Bush, who will present the honour, said “for more than half a century, the King of the Blues and his guitar Lucille have thrilled audiences”, adding that the musician had “influenced generations of guitarists” and “helped give the blues its special place in the American musical tradition”.
King said: “It’s been a long journey, but I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, bringing the blues to so many enthusiastic audiences.”

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