“It’s been five years since B.B. King went silent.

The blues legend died on May 14, 2015, in Las Vegas. He was 89.

For nearly 70 years, the Mississippi native – accompanied by his beloved guitar Lucille – delighted crowds worldwide with his one-of-a-kind sound.”

USA Today has 5 essential B.B. King songs to listen to on the fifth anniversary of the blues legend’s death.