King appears in the arbor with an Anything Muppet.

B. B. King (1925–2015) was a well-known blues guitarist and songwriter.

Dubbed the "King of the Blues", he was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, held honorary doctorates from Yale University and the Berklee College of Music, won 15 Grammy Awards, recorded 45 studio albums, and held more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s.

In 2002, he was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his appearance on Sesame Street in the "Outstanding Performance in a Youth/Children's Series or Special" category (he lost to LeVar Burton for Reading Rainbow).


  • The back cover of The Year of Roosevelt Franklin features an endorsement quote from King: "I really enjoyed this LP when I heard it. I wish albums like this would have been available when I was a kid in Mississippi."


  1. 1.0 1.1 personal communication between User:Scarecroe and Sesame Workshop
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