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Old 05-14-2015, 10:15 PM   #1
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RIP BB King

B.B. King, the legendary blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist, died Thursday in Las Vegas, his attorney said. King was 89 years old

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...attorney-says/
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Old 05-15-2015, 01:05 AM   #2
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:24 AM   #3
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Old 05-15-2015, 02:38 AM   #4
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The thrill is gone.

Well put!

Another legend has passed. I had a chance to see him about a year and a half ago but couldn't make it.
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:10 AM   #5
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Another great talent passes. So very sad.
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I got to see Howlin' Wolf and Warren Zevon before they passed, but I never got to see King.

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Old 05-15-2015, 04:22 AM   #7
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I had the pleasure and honor of seeing B.B. King play at least 6 times - he was a TRUE showman and travelled with a complete band and 6piece brass section. He had slowed down considerably the last time I saw him, probably 5yrs back and after that cut his touring schedule WAY down and had not been in Des Moines since.

Its a sad day here, but another blues legend joins the band in heaven....
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The thrill is gone.
One of my very favourite blues tunes of all time... B.B. King's style was inimitable and inspiring.
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Old 05-15-2015, 09:47 AM   #9
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He was born in Indianola, MS...about 25 miles west of where I live. There is a BB King Museum there now. He was there for the opening. By all accounts, he was still humble and grateful for his opportunities.
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Old 05-15-2015, 12:24 PM   #10
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He will be missed!

I got to see him perform also. The best show I saw him do was the first Eric Clapton Guitar Festival held is Dallas Texas. BB King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimmie Vaughan all just sitting around playing blues. Nothing planned, just a jam session. BB would say lets play this song and they all would fall in. You could tell BB King was loving it. They were supposed to perform for 30 min but they played for over an hour!
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