One of our few living blues legends, Buddy Guy, turns 79 years old today! A major influence to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Mayer, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is considered one of the greatest guitarists of all time.

In celebration of his birthday, the iconic guitarist stopped by the SiriusXM studios to blow out his candles and chat with David Fricke on BB King’s Bluesville about his upbringing, building his first instrument, why he won’t retire (“Blues musicians don’t retire, man, they just drop on stage”), the death of fellow legend BB King, memories from The Festival Express Tour of 1970, the state of blues music, his advice to young musicians, and much, much more!

“If you have the blues the way I’ve had the blues, just keep livin’.” — Buddy Guy (July 2015)

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