1 : BB sing with The St. John Gospel Choir when he was 16. 

2:He wrote to radio DJ Sonny Boy Williamson II asking to play on his show. BB played one song and got a residency in Memphis and a Peptico advert!

3:At a juke-joint gig, two men fought over a woman called Lucille, and the joint went up when they turned over the stove. BB rushed into the inferno to rescue his guitar, and from that day onwards his beautiful Gibson ES was always called 'Lucille'.

4:BB has collected 16 Grammy Awards, countless Blues awards, two Honorary Doctorates and the Presidential Medal of Freedom