Remembering B.B. King

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Remembering B.B. King

Posted by on May 15, 2015

American Blues legend B.B. King died Thursday night in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

New York Times journalist Tim Wiener writes that King “married country blues to big-city rhythms and created a sound instantly recognizable to millions: a stinging guitar with a shimmering vibrato, notes that coiled and leapt like an animal, and a voice that groaned and bent with the weight of lust, longing and lost love.”

Friend and fellow musician Eric Clapton shared this farewell video on his Facebook page.

If you want to learn more about B.B. King’s life and groundbreaking contributions to American music, check out these articles.

You can listen to a 1997 interview here between KUTX’s Jody Denberg and B.B., in which the late King Of The Blues discusses his album “Deuces Wild” and tells the story of Lucille.