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Friday, May 15, 2015

Blues Legend B. B. King Dies At 89

Above, B. B. King.

The music world is saddened to learn the news that blues legend B. B. King has passed away.

The Los Angeles Times reported:
B. B. King, the singer and guitarist who put the blues in a three-piece suit and took the musical genre from the barrooms and back porches of the Mississippi Delta to Carnegie Hall and the world's toniest concert stages with a signature style emulated by generations of blues and rock musicians, has died. He was 89.

The 15-time Grammy Award winner died in Las Vegas, his attorney said. He had struggled in recent years with diabetes.
King scored a major hit with the song, "The Thrill Is Gone" in 1969.

Below, is B. B. King's on Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee, that is named after the legend. There are two other clubs in Orlando, Florida and Universal City in Los Angeles.

Above, B. B. King's Blues Club in Memphis, Tennessee. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

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