Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

BB King25Blues 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.

The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.”

King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

King played a Gibson guitar that he affectionately called Lucille and was not only the undisputed king of the blues but a mentor to scores of guitarists including Eric Clapton.


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25 Responses to Blues legend B.B. King dead at 89

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  9. President Obama sings Sweet Home Chicago with B.B. King at White House blues festival

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  10. Oh I’m free, free, free now
    I’m free from your spell
    And now that it’s all over
    All I can do is wish you well….

    Rest In Peace, BB King!


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  13. Ametia says:

    Bless you, B.B. King. The THRILL of you & your music is ETERNAL.


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  16. RIP B.B. King!

    Thank you for the music!

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