"Thank you, thanks very much. I’d like to thank Mr. ??? and everybody who is nominated, along with B.B. King into the Hall of Fame. So many people that have helped me ??? but I would like to thank the guy who helped me for the last 20 years, Vincent Blackford, who’s been my manager for the last 20 years, and many other people who have supported me ... friends as well as fans, guys that have worked with me and so many that have reminded me that what we were doing was good. A lot of times from the beginning, I was kind of worried about it, but we had to hitch hike from place to place to try to get a job, but you, ladies and gentlemen have made it worth every moment that I said I’d make 38 years and I thank you very much."