King B.B. - Sweet 16 (DVD)

King B.B. - Sweet 16 (DVD)


Product Description

In 1974 BB King attended a 3 day Black and Latin music festival in Kinshasha, Zaire, which also coincided with the famous Rumble in the Jungle boxing match between Ali and George Foreman. King is captured here by award-winning filmmaker Leon Gast (’When We Were Kings’) performing in front of a crowd of 80,000; you can also catch a glimpse of Ali sitting in the audience.

From the Back Cover

BB King is one of the greatest blues guitarists of the last century. With his faithful Lucille guitar, eighteen times GrammyR Award winner BB King has entertained numerous generations with his unique blues style that became a cornerstone for rock music. From the mid-fifties he averaged a colossal 300 gigs a year only slowing down when he turned 70 in 1995, reducing his performing schedule to a modest 200 gigs a year.

In 1974 BB King was invited to take part in a 3-day festival in celebration of black sports and entertainment in Kinshasa Zaire. The concert was part of the infamous Rumble in the Jungle title fight between the reigning champion George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. His phenomenal performance to an audience of 80,000 people was shot in 35mm on six cameras by director Leon Gast (who won an Academy Award for When We Were Kings.)

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