Blues Legend B.B. King Dead At 89

bbking-624-1387488821Two weeks after it was announced that B.B. King entered a home hospice care, the news comes that he has died. In April, King’s daughter confirmed that her father was hospitalized for diabetes-related dehydration. The Blues legend had battled Type II diabetes for more than 20 years.

Throughout his career, B.B. King  earned 15 Grammy awards. His first was for the 1970 hit, “The Thrill Is Gone.”

King was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925. He was kin2-002inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, and the R&B Music Hall of Fame in 2014. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” along with Albert King and Freddie King.

King was an inspiration and influence to many guitarists, both electric blues and blues-rock artists, including Santana and Eric Clapton.

I’ve seen B.B. King perform live and am blessed to have had that experience.

R.I.P. B.B. King

Posted on 05/15/2015, in Potpourri and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. He will be sadly missed, yet his music will live on.

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  2. I enjoyed the video very much Xena, thank you for this BB7 tribute to a Blues great!

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  3. A tribute was paid to B B KIng this morning on our TV channel in the UK.. A great artist and musician..

    Sending Love to his family and friends

    And Many thanks Xena for sharing not only this but for all of your posts, I appreciate all you contribute to enlighten others

    Blessings
    Sue ❤

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    • Hey Sue! Thanks so much for your kind words. I appreciate the spiritual enlightenment that you present on your blog.

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  4. R.I.P. B.B. King. Thank you for sharing this.

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  5. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Rest in Peace …. A giant in music!!

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  6. I was just listening to a song by him yesterday on my playlist! Thank you for posting this! I don’t watch the news much! Blessing to you!

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  7. yeseventhistoowillpass

    The thrill has gone away….

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  8. B.B. King on Leatherman’s Show.

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  9. yahtzeebutterfly

    Xena,

    Thank you for posting this tribute to B.B. King.

    I, also, was fortunate to attend one of his concerts. His music is so great!

    Rest in peace, B.B. King. You have left us magnificent music.

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  10. President Obama sings with B.B. King

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  11. Two sides to a story

    Gonna be a sizzling blues jam in Heaven tonight!

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    • Two sides, you got that right! I imagine that Stevie Ray Vaughn and Jimi Hendrix will be in the mix, along with Tyrone Davis, Buddy Ace, Johnnie Taylor, Albert King, Muddy Waters, and Big Mamma Thorton.

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      • George Harrison.

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        • Hey Jim! Yes.

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          • List is getting long, we must be getting old… :o/
            Yeah, I lurk here all the time I just don’t post much.
            I do enjoy your Blog tho and I’ve read almost all if not all
            of what you’ve posted here and I really think you’re doing
            a great job. Kudos

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            • Well, that got mangled… lol

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            • Jim, I know — you’ve been with me since the beginning of the Yahoo Group. You bring a smile to my heart each time you click “like” even when you don’t post comments. Your presence is inspiring, and immensely appreciated.

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  12. Reposted on Lost Coast Outpost.
    (our local blog)
    Yeah, I grew up listening to his Music, truly a Legend.
    He had a good life, that’s what’s important. RIP B.B. King.

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  13. And so passes another legend. RIP BB!

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