Eyes Wide Shut

May 11, 1972

I used to get booed, and so I developed the habit of singing with my eyes closed, so I wouldn't have to look at the faces in the audience. Also, I learned to work out of one number and into another so fast that the audience had no time to talk back to me.

— A reflective B.B. King during rehearsal for a show at Club Paradise.

Lafayette’s Music Room
Lafayette’s Music Room