The Thrill Is Gone became a major hit for B.B. King in 1970 after it appeared on his album Completely Well. The song became one of the legendary bluesman’s signature tunes and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance in 1970. King, who was born on a plantation in the Mississippi Delta, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Many other artists also have recorded The Thrill is Gone, but King’s version placed No. 183 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
Learn more about B.B. King and his life and career by visiting the B.B. King Museum in Indianola.
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