the washpost has this headline on their obit for b.b. king: 'life of a grammy winner'. many people start with that or at least mention it. even the very greatest artists in musical history apparently need validation by little statuettes or committees of record-company executives or whatever. you might as well say he was a great musician because he drove a jeg-you-ar. some grammy winners for best album: billy joel, christopher cross, toto, lionel richie, phil collins, u2, celine dion, arcade fire, mumford and sons. maybe you think b.b. king is legitimized by being in company like that. if so, you really should be prohibited from listening to music. people overall are more interested in meaningless indications of prestige than anything substantive.