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Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89
CNN ^ | 5/15/2015 | Todd Leopold

Posted on 05/15/2015 10:50:07 AM PDT by wastedyears

(CNN)Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bbking; blues; music; obituaries; obituary; thethrillisgone
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I saw him perform almost 10 years ago. Coming from someone that mostly listens to heavy metal, it was a great show and I enjoyed it thoroughly.
1 posted on 05/15/2015 10:50:07 AM PDT by wastedyears
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To: wastedyears

The Thrill is gone.


2 posted on 05/15/2015 10:52:16 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne (The night is far spent, the day is at hand.- Romans 13:12)
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To: wastedyears

RIP


3 posted on 05/15/2015 10:52:46 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: wastedyears

RIP. Loved his music.


4 posted on 05/15/2015 10:53:51 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: wastedyears

The word “legend” is thrown around indiscriminately and applied to so many who don’t deserve it.

B.B. King was a legend.

Rest in peace, Mr. King.


5 posted on 05/15/2015 10:55:28 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: wastedyears

God bless him, and may he rest in peace.


6 posted on 05/15/2015 10:56:42 AM PDT by Grateful2God (Because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord...)
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To: wastedyears

I wouldn’t say his voice was “velvety.” I always thought it sounded like a trumpet.


7 posted on 05/15/2015 10:57:10 AM PDT by 9thLife ("Life is a military endeavor..." -- Francis)
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I wouldn’t say his voice was “velvety.”

"This is not, Mel Torme."

8 posted on 05/15/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT by dfwgator
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3290031/posts


9 posted on 05/15/2015 11:01:32 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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and

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3290129/posts


10 posted on 05/15/2015 11:04:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: wastedyears
Saw him last year and it was kind of sad, he sat for about 30 or 45 minutes and would hit an occasional lick and only had one real solo - if I can sit at 85 I will be happy. Buddy Guy was the warm up and he had us up dancin’ - he was moving pretty good for 75 himself
11 posted on 05/15/2015 11:06:43 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Dr. Thorne
The thrill went a while ago. Some months back, he attempted to give a concert that went horribly bad, from the audience's POV, any way. Didn't finish songs, forgetting the lyrics, etc.

Came across a cartoon that must have been from when Elvis died. Had Elvis's rotting corpse strung up like a marionette, probably with a sign saying "Farewell Tour", and the caption read "Nobody gets out of a contract with the Colonel."

12 posted on 05/15/2015 12:13:16 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: wastedyears

RIP. I’ve been a fan of his music since the late 1960’s when I discovered blues.

About 15 years ago, my garage had been broken into, and I was feeling bad about the vulnerability. (I didn’t have any firearms at the time). I went to Borders and they had a live BB King album on one of their listening stations. Listening to that guitar, I started feeling better.


13 posted on 05/15/2015 12:50:57 PM PDT by Daveinyork ( Marbury vs.Madison was the biggest power grab in American history.)
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To: wastedyears

I saw him in 1970 or so at the same dump in Worcester where the Stones showed up a few years later and jammed with the local band on stage.

BB King was actually as great as a true legend should be, RIP


14 posted on 05/15/2015 2:21:39 PM PDT by muir_redwoods ("He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative." G.K .C)
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dump in Worcester...

Saw him in ‘72. Sunset Series, Boston Common.

Bo Diddley followed by Chuck Berry - my fave.

Berry had the crowd in fits Rockin’ n Rollin.

After Berry quit the stage, the crowd would not quiet down until BB smoothly crooned, ‘The Thrill is Gone...’

Bo is gone, now BB...


15 posted on 05/15/2015 2:31:26 PM PDT by Paisan
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I too saw Chuck Berry in the early 70s and he put on a great show.


16 posted on 05/15/2015 2:42:56 PM PDT by muir_redwoods ("He is a very shallow critic who cannot see an eternal rebel in the heart of a conservative." G.K .C)
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To: SunkenCiv; deport

I checked to see if it was already posted, but I didn’t see anything.


17 posted on 05/15/2015 4:21:05 PM PDT by wastedyears (Knights of Sidonia)
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To: wastedyears

No problem as others may see yours and miss the other two.
A title search for King gives the following

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/search?m=all;o=time;q=quick;s=King


18 posted on 05/15/2015 5:20:05 PM PDT by deport
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To: wastedyears

He’s worth a couple of topics, at least. :’)


19 posted on 05/15/2015 11:59:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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One of the reasons "Married With Children" was the best show of its era:
B. B. King - Woman Makes You Stupid
B.B. King - Blues For A Dog (Married With Children)

20 posted on 05/16/2015 12:04:34 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (What do we want? REGIME CHANGE! When do we want it? NOW!)
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