New Beale St. B.B. King memorial unveiled - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

New Beale St. B.B. King memorial unveiled

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

There’s a new monument to the 'King of Blues' on Beale Street.

B.B. King’s Blues Club revealed a new marble memorial to the music legend on what would have been his 91st birthday on Friday.

A celebration was held with music and cupcakes.

“He was a father, a brother, an uncle, a musician, a true believer in God, and someone that loved his family and his fans,” King’s granddaughter Krystal Young said.

The memorial will stay on permanent display outside the club, making it the only marker on Beale Street dedicated to a Memphis blues musician.

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