#334 B. B. King / Charles Haughey – 16 September 1925

B.B. King

Photo by Seher Sikandar

Riley B. King (born September 16, 1925), known by the stage name B.B. King, is an American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter acclaimed for his expressive singing and fluid, complex guitar playing. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at #3 on its list of the “100 greatest guitarists of all time”. King has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Charles Haughey

Charles James “Charlie” Haughey (Irish: Cathal Séamas Ó hEochaidh; 16 September 1925 – 13 June 2006) was Taoiseach of Ireland, serving three terms in office; from December 1979 to June 1981, March 1982 to December 1982 and March 1987 to February 1992. Haughey, one of the most controversial of Irish politicians in the 20th century, was the fourth leader of Fianna Fáil, from 1979 until 1992.


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