The Final Decade

Exhibits that focus on the last decade of B.B. King’s life have been added to the award-winning museum that bears his name. Items acquired from King that are part of the 4,500 s.f. addition include two of his personal automobiles—a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a custom painted Chevy El Camino. The largest item inside the new space is King’s tour bus, which was filled with the latest music technology and served as his home on the road. Other artifacts include King’s most cherished guitar, a Les Paul given to him by Paul himself, as well as the last two Gibson Lucille guitars signed by King, which were carried on a riderless black horse in his funeral procession.