News & Events



ISBN 13:978-150853788

This book highlights the extensive travel throughout the continental United States and abroad recalling humorous, emotionally touching, and family events. While traveling with her father, Rita has had the wonderful pleasure of meeting and photographing many musical greats, such as Ruth Brown, Bobby Blue Bland, Luther Vandross, Steven Segal, Bette Wright and many others, who visited her father in her presence. At the time of this publication and research, she discovered that some of those photographed were also diabetic. This would include Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Mick Fleetwood, Bo Diddley, Les Brown and Bobby Blue Bland.

The coffee table photo book is a collection of  pictures taken over a span of 25 years. The photographs are from her private collection while on the road with her father, the legendary Mr. B. B. King. These snapshots capture his fatherly side, joy of accomplishment and the love he expresses while playing the infamous guitar, Lucille.

Book info

official website

Pre-order your book now! Release date May 7, 2017!

Bonus - Receive a personal autograph from Rita King and surprise gift. 

Ironically, paperback version released same day that Mr. King passed away, May 14, 2015.


Chapter Highlights


Congratulations Rita King, on becoming the first Ambassador of the Las Vegas Blues Hall of Fame! Your father, legendary B.B. King is winking too! Thank you National Blues Hall of Fame!

On the Road with My Dad the King of the Blues Mr. B.B. King


Chapter 7: MISSISSIPPI HOMECOMING - Each year my father travels to Indianola for its annual Mississippi Homecoming. June 1996, my family held its family reunion in Greenville, along side of the 33rd benefit festival in honor of slain civil rights activist, Medgar Evers. A highlight of the itinerary, an arranged trip back into the time of my father's youth in Kilmichael, MS. Here, he completed the eight grade at the Elkhorn school, a one-room building owned by the Elkhorn Primitive Baptist Church. Vivid imagines and compelling information depict the hard scrabbles of my father's childhood.

Chapter 16: EUROPEAN FAREWELL TOUR - In 2006, my father had a notion of possibly retiring from international traveling. How the thought came about no one knows, but the world said, "No way!" His graciousness invites me and two of my sisters on the tour, which included his 81st birthday celebration. What an honor for me to see my father smiling from the outpour of forever young wishes, as he celebrates his birthday throughout the European Farewell tour. The promoter had a huge birthday cake made with fireworks in Paris, France.

@ RitaKing.702