Friday, May 15, 2015

Blues Superstar BB King Dies

B.B. King, who took the Blues into mainstream music after decades of playing, has died at 89.  I first heard of King while visiting my cousin Burl, who at that time (1970) was a DJ at KOL. Burl was visiting family and was talking about seeing King in concert.  He spoke about how great King was. 
Years later, King would release the hit "The Thrill Is Gone".  I got to see King in concert  at Bumbershoot in Seattle, 20  some years ago. King had been suffering from type II diabetes.

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