B.B. King takes the stage at the Stardust

Nov 20, 2001 4:27 AM

Blues legend B.B. King will headline the Stardust Friday through Sunday at 8 p.m.

King notched his first hit record, “Three O’Clock Blues,” in 1950. The album he made with Eric Clapton 50 years later, “Riding With The King,” won a Recording Academy Award this year as the Best Traditional Blues Album.

As an artist, King continues to be recognized as one of the best singers and musicians of our time. Last year he was named Blues Artist of the Year in Downbeat Magazine’s Readers’ Poll and Critics’ Poll.

He received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award after earning his first six Grammy Awards and 16 nominations. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. This year he was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).

King will soon release his first album of Christmas music, “A Christmas Celebration of Hope.” Profits from the album will be donated to the City of Hope. For tickets, call the Stardust Box Office at (702) 732-6325.