He sold millions of records worldwide, released over 50 albums and performed at least 100 shows a year well into old age.
The celebrated guitarist passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Thursday after coming back from hospital where he had been treated for high blood pressure and diabetes.
His most significant collaboration during his career was with his Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille but he also teamed up with a host of other stars including Eric Clapton, Tracy Chapman and even Barack Obama to share his love of blues.
Here are some of his best duets that are just unforgettable.
1. Eric Clapton – Riding With The King
2. U2 – When Love Comes To Town
3. Tracy Chapman – The Thrill Is Gone
4. Stevie Nicks and Mick Fleetwood – Can’t Get Enough
5. BB King and D’Angelo – Ain’t Nobody Home
6. Rolling Stones – Paying The Cost To Be The Boss
7. Jimi Hendrix – Like A Rolling Stone
8. John Legend and Stevie Wonder – To Know You Is To Love You
9. Dionne Warwick – Hummingbird
10. Gloria Estefan – There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
11. Etta James – There’s Something on Your Mind
12. Barack Obama – Sweet Home Chicago