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B.B. King died in 1958![edit]

and he was replaced. Look at his pictures before and after 1958. Böri (talk) 06:25, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

That's nice. Do you have a reliable source for that other than "look at the pictures"?--Egghead06 (talk) 06:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
You can't find any "reliable source", if you think like that... But just look at his photos with Elvis Presley (in 1956) and look at his pictures after 1958, they are NOT the same person! Böri (talk) 07:23, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Do you have any reliable sources? If not, it is merely an opinion. Thanks.--Egghead06 (talk) 07:29, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
The Talk Pages are for the improvement of the articles, not a forum for hairspray-snorting deliriums. HammerFilmFan (talk) 14:44, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Status[edit]

The most recent report has him resting at home. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 17:37, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Lead sentence[edit]

Might I suggest we keep the lead sentence as it was - B.B. King (born Riley B. King; September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015) - as the style in Wikipedia is to use the most frequently used name at the start, and not necessarily the birth name. @Connormah: -- Fuzheado | Talk 06:42, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

@Fuzheado: - WP:MOSBIO is pretty clear about these things that the full name, not the common name should be in the lede. See other articles like Bono/Cher/Madonna for example. Connormah (talk) 17:10, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

strokes?[edit]

The article says "His cause of death is a series of small strokes." and gives two references. However, neither of the references mention strokes. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 01:23, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

This has been fixed. Those refs have been replaced with a ref providing a cite which does support this. Wtmitchell (talk) (earlier Boracay Bill) 03:44, 16 May 2015 (UTC)
thanks. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 04:02, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

middle name?[edit]

Editors are changing his name from "Riley B. King" to "Riley Ben King". IIRC, in his autobiography he said that the B doesn't stand for anything, but I can't find my (signed) copy of the book right now. Can someone please verify this, one way or the other? Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 02:40, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Well, I found my copy of his book, and on page 6 he says that the B in Riley B King doesn't stand for anything. Bubba73 You talkin' to me? 03:25, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Punctuation in heading.[edit]

This may just be a nitpicky punctuation-type thing, but if correctness is important in Wikipedia, maybe it needs to be considered, all the same.

Sometimes, when I think I can guess with a high probability what a topic's Wikipedia article is likely to be, I guess the U.R.L. and enter it directly, and, accordingly, I entered "en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B._B._King" to look up this article. And I was a bit surprised to be redirected to a variant of this where the name was written as "B.B._King".

Isn't this, strictly speaking, incorrect? Shouldn't there be a space (or underscore) between the two initials? It looks uneven, and in fact incorrect, to see it spaced unevenly, as given. To make it even, you could close up the other space too, thus: "B.B.King" - but that looks just as bad. So all that's left is to give it as "B._B._King", which is what I initially assumed it would be.

So should it be changed to that? (I'm not sure I know how to do that, and also not sure if I would be out of line to do that without consulting others.) — Preceding unsigned comment added by M.J.E. (talkcontribs)

The article is titled this way per this discussion from a while back. There normally would be a space between initials, but in this case, B.B. was just part of his stage name, not the initials of his real name. And he always spelled it with no space between the letters. Therefore, we do the same thing. --A guy saved by Jesus (talk) 13:19, 26 May 2015 (UTC)