RIP – B.B. KING “King of Blues”

BB King

BB King

B.B. King, “The King of Blues,” passed away tonight in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old.

He had been unwell for sometime and on May 1, 2015 King shared this on his Facebook page:

“I am in home hospice care at my residence in Las Vegas.

Thanks to all for your well wishes and prayers.”

King was a well-known musician and song writer and influenced lot of musicians including Eric Clapton.You can read more about King’s influence and the rich musical legacy he left behind here and here.

This is the first hit song of King from 1951 “Three O’Clock Blues.”

 

Here is his 1970 Grammy Winning song “The Thrill Is Gone.”

 

And here is a rare concert featuring James Brown and BB King.

 

Photo courtesy of BB King’s Facebook page

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