American Masters

B.B. King's Funeral Procession

Clip: Season 30 Episode 2 | 6m 11s

In this web extra footage from the director of "B.B. King: The Life of Riley," see B.B. King's funeral procession, which traveled from Memphis, Tennessee, to his final resting place in Indianola, Mississippi. The procession included marching bands on Beale Street in Memphis, an escorted motorcade across state lines, and a public viewing at the B.B. King Museum, where he is buried on the grounds.

Aired: 02/12/16

Rating: NR

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