Skip to comments.'King of the Blues' blues legend B.B. King dead at age 89
Posted on 05/14/2015 11:02:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
Blues legend B.B. King has died in Las Vegas at age 89, his lawyer says.
Attorney Brent Bryson tells The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas.
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RIP. Saw him at a little club in Indianapolis when I was training at Ft Benjamin Harrison in 1981. Better in person than on TV.
Something from the master bluesman and his guitar, Lucille:
My sister was a blues player, and a huge fan of B.B. King. One of her biggest thrills was getting to go to hear him play.
May he rest in peace.
At least we can be thankful that some of the greats like BB King and Les Paul had a good, long life and played until the end.
Others like Stevie Ray Vaughan died much too early.
Blues Boy King. An American original.
Sell My Monkey
Great link. Thanks.
Got to see him in Laughlin NV around 10 years ago. He was looking rough and needed help on stage getting around but the man could still play. Man oh man could he play.
Jam session at the Pearly Gates with B.B., S.R.V., and all the blues legends.
“Played till the end”
My brother went to see him at a local casino two years ago. I was excited and impressed and asked him how it was.
“Well - he started off introducing the band - I thought that was cool. At first. But he took about 20 minutes to do it. And then it was time for music! Except it was him strumming ‘You are my sunshine’ and trying to have the crowd sing along....”
I can’t recall how long my brother lasted, but he said everyone walked out. Sad.
B.B. King sure was an icon though and some great music!
Thanks. That is a guy I will miss.
BB King and U2 from 1988:
go to this link and scroll down to BBKING, all the live B.B. you could ever wish to download and enjoy. http://tela.sugarmegs.org/alpha/b.html
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