Bluesman B.B. King Returns to Mississippi Hometown

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Blues superstar B.B. King is returning to the grounds of the old Mississippi Delta cotton gin where as a teenager in the 1940s he worked as a tractor driver.

On Wednesday, the now 86-year-old King will be back in the tiny farming town of Indianola, Miss., to headline his own homecoming celebration. It's a tradition King and the community have enjoyed almost every year for more than three decades.

King and his band are scheduled to perform on the grounds of the former cotton gin, which is now a community center and part of the B.B. King Museum. King is also expected to perform later Wednesday night at Club Ebony, a music joint where King has performed throughout his career that he restored and donated to the museum.


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