“I hope over these next few days we can focus on Mr. King’s musical gifts to the world and not fictional statements made by those seeking attention at the expense of Mr. King.”
B.B. King’s daughters claim that their father was poisoned by his close aides, a claim an attorney for King’s estate says is “ridiculous.”
“He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music.”
Kelly Clarkson, Snoop Dogg, Eric Clapton and more reacted to the news of B.B. King’s death on their social media accounts.
The peerless 89-year-old King of the Blues is an inductee of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with more than 50 albums to his credit.
Fans of blues great B.B. King have been worried for the past few days (and with good reason) as the iconic musician remained hospitalized from complications due to his diabetes.
King’s daughter Claudette said that the blues legend was suffering from dehydration caused by his Type II diabetes.
“Welcome to the Crossroads Guitar Festival,” Eric Clapton said politely, as he sat down with an acoustic guitar to kick off night one of the fourth Crossroads Guitar Festival at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Eric Clapton is the only artist to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame three times, for his membership in The Yardbirds and Cream, as well as his solo career.
When B.B.’s left hand jumps to grab his guitar Lucille and plays a few notes, the decades melt away. Also melting: women, who screamed with each note. Add to that list: any guitar player, male or female, in the room. All of who were well aware that the way they play their instrument was influenced by what the man on the stage was doing, decades ago. So it’s a privilege to see that man still doing it today.