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President Barack Obama, left, helps B.B. King, right, on stage to perform during the White House Music Series saluting Blues Music in recognition of Black History Month, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

White House salutes the blues

January 1, 1970

President Obama welcomed guests and musicians like B.B. King and Mick Jagger in the East Room for the White House concert series saluting blues music in recognition of Black History Month.