Friday, May 15, 2015

Legendary Blues Artist B.B. King has Died at 89. Nation mourns a Legend!

There will be B.B. King music memorials going on across the NATION, well into the night.  A Legend of the Blues, innovator, has died. Condolences to all of his close friends and family who knew him outside of his fame.

via: CNN

Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and staccato-picking style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.
He was 89.

His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration. 

The Mississippi native's reign as "king of the blues" lasted more than six decades and straddled two centuries, influencing a generation of rock and blues musicians, from Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to Sheryl Crow and John Mayer.  

Many musicians took to social media to remember the guitarist, his prized instrument and the gift he bestowed on generations of music lovers. 

Gladys Knight:

Not familiar with the legendary blues guitarist? Check out the Documentary about his Life. R.I.Power Mr. King.

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