I didn't realize he was that old.
"King draws a blank when asked why so few African-Americans appreciate the blues."
Now THAT is a good question.
I've seen many blues shows since the early 80s -- BB King, Albert King, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown....etc.
It's a very rare occasion when I see black folks in attendance.
'The Thrill Is Gone' ---- a classic.