The first album Winter bought was King's 1957 LP Singin' the Blues and, three years later, he made it a point to jam with his idol at the Raven Club in his Beaumont, Texas hometown. Johnny, his brother Edgar, and a couple of friends were the only white guys in the club, so King, who'd been having tax problems, assumed they were with the Internal Revenue Service and made Winters show his union card before letting him sit in. "I'll see you down the line," said King after the set.

  • Here Johnny sits down with his idol BB King for a little late night TV jamming and conversation.