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B.B. King Dead At 89

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.

Forever Man Radio Special: Redbeard Talks To EC

Listen to the two-part radio show celebrating the release of the multi-disc anthology, Forever Man, online on demand.

Clapton's New York Garden Party: Night 2

No "spoiler alert" now as to the guests and set list for the second night of Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday Celebration at Madison Square Garden. On Sunday, 3 May, John Mayer, Jimmie Vaughan, Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall II all stepped out to help Slowhand celebrate during the almost two-hour concert. After the gig, Where's Eric! caught up with concert goers. They said some of their favorite performances of the night were Pretending with John Mayer, I Shot The Sheriff, Before  You Accuse Me with Jimmie Vaughan, Crossroads and the main set's closing number, Let It Rain, with guests Doyle Bramhall II and Derek Trucks. 

Clapton Wows New York WIth Spectacular 70th Birthday Concert

Special guests and a surprising set list had the crowd on its feet at the first of two shows celebrating Eric Clapton's 70th Birthday at Madison Square Garden on Friday, 1 May. He and his band then delivered a show just shy of two hours touching on all aspects of the guitar maestro's incredible history from his days in Cream to the present day.

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