Long live the King

We lost a great one Thursday night, B.B. King.  He was 89 when he passed away in Las Vegas.  King was a 15 time Grammy winner and influenced many with his blues guitar work.

Born Riley B King September 16, 1925 near Itta Bena Mississippi.  King got his start with a gospel quartet in Mississippi but moved to Memphis to become a DJ at WDIA. He started playing under the name Beale Street Blues Boy which was later shortened to B.B. King.

 

One of B.B. King’s “Lucille” guitars Rock N Soul Museum-Memphis TN

This song to me is such a great song combining two legends. As he says in the song, he played the guitar until he died.

Beale Street, Memphis TN

Who of today’s musicians will be a legend like B.B. King was?

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Muses from the front range of the Rocky Mountains

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2 comments on “Long live the King
  1. dragonflyzia says:

    I was finally able to listen to some of last weeks show on the sound cloud….nice interview and good music. I rare;ly watch TV but it was the season finale of Once Upon a Time….

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