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Bluesman B.B. King 'in Home Hospice Care,' His Website Says
CNN ^ | Sat May 2, 2015 | Ralph Ellis

Posted on 05/02/2015 9:58:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Blues legend B.B. King is battling health problems, with a message on his website saying the 89-year-old musician is in "home hospice care."

King was admitted to a Las Vegas hospital Thursday afternoon, CNN affiliate KLAS reported, because his daughter, Patty King, said he wasn't eating and was dehydrated.

Tests showed King may have had a minor heart attack, she told KLAS. He was released and went home.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: bbking; hospice; obituaries; obituary; thethrillisgone

1 posted on 05/02/2015 9:58:21 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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There is a story Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band guys tell. He was scheduled to play I think Red Rocks. When he, Stevie, arrived he saw he was first billing Bb King second. Stevie they say was mortified

Told his promoters don’t ever put me before BB King


2 posted on 05/02/2015 10:33:29 PM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

Twice I saw BB King perform live... around 20-25 years ago. BB King and every performer on stage with him were great. A relative who’s a musician talked with Mr. King backstage once, and he said Mr. King is a real nice guy, too.

(I also loved SRV, but never saw him live.)


3 posted on 05/02/2015 11:09:28 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Tired of Taxes

Sad to hear this about one of the greats. Saw B.B. King several times, the last being only a couple years ago.

I did get to see SRV and he was a force of nature on stage. Sad that he went far too soon.


4 posted on 05/02/2015 11:28:48 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Tired of Taxes
Twice I saw BB King perform live... around 20-25 years ago. BB King and every performer on stage with him were great. A relative who’s a musician talked with Mr. King backstage once, and he said Mr. King is a real nice guy, too.

Saw him about a decade earlier while working in Chicago. That was the only positive memory I have of that time.
5 posted on 05/02/2015 11:43:22 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the Occupation Media.)
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To: nickcarraway

The Thrill is (almost) gone...


6 posted on 05/03/2015 12:11:46 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Every time you say no to a liberal, you make the Baby Barack cry.)
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To: nickcarraway

I remember Rush Limbaugh mentioning him several years ago. He may have called the show. He is a Rush fan.


7 posted on 05/03/2015 1:01:29 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: nickcarraway; Black Agnes; CatherineofAragon; onyx; Pelham; vetvetdoug

I worked promoting concerts at Ole Miss in 70s

We had BB play the chapel for a weeknight

He recorded it for an album

An intimate place it sold out

A real class gentleman.....very happy to be in his home state sharing his music with mostly a bunch of white kids

Jim Dickinson and Bobby Whitlock and Coon Elder all showed up and joined in

He basically did a meet and greet with everyone there.....now that is rare trust Me
I think all he insisted on was cold Coke in bottle and a fan....it’s an antebellum hall

My dad years later flew him around the state in dads Duke to shows BB did for a gubernatorial candidate who was a law partner of dads best buddy in Jackson

My dad spent two days with BB and found him a remarkable down to earth man....old school delta

Indianola is gonna lose another great King.....Albert....my favorite went first

Our delta bluesmen in my home state might be our greatest legacy....they can sure compete with E and old Bedford


8 posted on 05/03/2015 1:33:03 AM PDT by wardaddy (Dems hate western civilization and GOP are cowards...We are headed to a dark place)
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To: nickcarraway
I wonder how many times Mr. King voted for King Obama.
Didn't they sing together on stage?
9 posted on 05/03/2015 2:25:44 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: wardaddy

Do you know the name of the record?


10 posted on 05/03/2015 2:45:37 AM PDT by stanne
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To: BerryDingle
I remember Rush Limbaugh mentioning him several years ago.

From http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2012/02/24/greenberg_warns_the_big_lie_isn_t_working:

The next night, [Moochelle] has a big blues bash with The Wrinkled One, Mick Jagger. He needs to iron his face, like Ann what's-her-face. Ma Richards. I always thought, "Just iron your face." Mick Jagger, the same thing. The Obamas had B.B. King at dinner. Did you know this? I love B.B. King. One of my all-time favorite tunes, my all-time top-ten favorite, he sang it. B.B. King is in a wheelchair. He's diabetic. He's 80-some-odd years old, Snerdley, and he can still belt it out! And you know he sang The Thrill is Gone to Obama and Moochelle! He actually sang it. That was part of his repertoire: The Thrill is Gone. I know we got it in our Prophet System. You don’t have to find it right now, Mike, but get it up. We'll have it ready here and the song up in mere moments.
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BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: (music) There you go, folks. B.B. King. Think it's 1970, 1971. The title of the tune is The Thrill is Gone, and he performed it live in front of Obama and Moochelle this week. (song continues) Can you imagine Obama sitting there listening to this and probably not getting it? Ha-ha-ha-ha.

He may have called the show. He is a Rush fan.

You may be thinking of Clarence Henry.

11 posted on 05/03/2015 3:08:22 AM PDT by cynwoody
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To: Veggie Todd
Didn't they sing together on stage?

You're thinking of Brian Williams.

12 posted on 05/03/2015 3:14:22 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes rights)
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To: stanne
Stevie Ray Vaughan...BB King

This is sacred ground.

Godspeed, BB. RIP SRV. Much love.

13 posted on 05/03/2015 3:42:08 AM PDT by 9thLife ("Life is a military endeavor..." -- Francis)
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To: nickcarraway

All good things come to an end.


14 posted on 05/03/2015 9:37:55 AM PDT by CPT Clay
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I was fortunate to see B.B. King on several occasions. One, in the Tampa Theater, was quaint, up-close and wonderful.

Also, saw him play with Buddy Rich. Whew, what a day that was!

15 posted on 05/03/2015 9:40:21 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: stanne

It was my 77/78 term

I think they shelved it a few years

BB was unhappy with the end result so I heard


16 posted on 05/03/2015 11:18:42 AM PDT by wardaddy (Dems hate western civilization and GOP are cowards...We are headed to a dark place)
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To: wardaddy

RIP

‘King of the Blues’ blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89
http://news.yahoo.com/king-blues-blues-legend-b-b-king-dead-054620960.html


17 posted on 05/14/2015 10:52:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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I saw B.B. in concert here in South Florida right about on his 70th birthday. Aaron Neville was also there. Great show. RIP B.B.


18 posted on 05/14/2015 11:03:17 PM PDT by sargon
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Delbert McClinton too.


19 posted on 05/14/2015 11:04:34 PM PDT by sargon
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To: dfwgator

Tks for heads up

The last of the latter era Delta bluesmen are now gone....


20 posted on 05/14/2015 11:21:24 PM PDT by wardaddy (Dems hate western civilization and GOP are cowards...We are headed to a dark place)
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