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B.B. King Dead At 89

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  • May 15, 2015

    One of the greatest American musicians of all time, B.B. King, passed away in his sleep on Thursday 14 May 2015 in Las Vegas. He was 89. The "King of the Blues" mentored scores of guitarists, including Eric Clapton. EC posted a video tribute to B.B. on Facebook, which can be viewed here (or watch it below).
    Riley B. King was born on a cotton plantation near Itta Bena, Mississippi on 16 September 1925. Known worldwide as the “King of the Blues”, his trademark is his instantly recognizable vibrato. He wouldn’t become “B.B.” until 1948.

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on May 15, 2015 - 12:00am

One of the greatest American musicians of all time, B.B. King, passed away in his sleep on Thursday 14 May 2015 in Las Vegas. He was 89. The "King of the Blues" mentored scores of guitarists, including Eric Clapton. EC posted a video tribute to B.B. on Facebook, which can be viewed here (or watch it below).
Riley B. King was born on a cotton plantation near Itta Bena, Mississippi on 16 September 1925. Known worldwide as the “King of the Blues”, his trademark is his instantly recognizable vibrato. He wouldn’t become “B.B.” until 1948.

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