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B.B. King RIP

15.5.15


 Blues legend B.B. King died in his home in Las Vegas, aged 89.

From a DJ in Memphis to becoming an immortal figure of the blues genre, or any genre, the song that started it all for B.B. King was Three O' Clock Blues, an older Lower Fullson song, which he recorded in 1951. His version topped the R'n'B charts and for five weeks, spending a total of seventeen weeks in the chart. This song exposed him to a massive audience, launched his career as a musician and the rest about B.B. King is now history.




The 2012 BBC documentary B.B. King: The Life Of Riley, directed by Jon Brewer is a very enjoyable film that celebrates the life and music of the legendary musician with admiration and respect, narrated by Morgan Freeman and featuring interviews with great artists such as Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Dr. John, Ron Wood, John Mayall, Leon Russell, Slash, Johnny Winter and much more.




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