R.I.P. Legendary Blues Guitarist B.B. King

Video Roundup
05/15/2015
KEXP

The thrill is gone. Yesterday, B.B. King passed away at age 89. Born Riley B. King in 1925 in Itta Bena, Mississippi, the legendary guitarist and songwriter became known worldwide for his distinctive voice and nimble finger picking, particularly on his constant companion, the Gibson guitar he named Lucille, who, he sings, "took me from the plantation and brought me fame". That fame earned King induction into both the Blues Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and too many other awards to list. From his first hit in 1952, "3 O'Clock Blues", to performing live all the way up until just a year ago, B.B. King has become one of the most well beloved blues artists of all time. Gathered here is just a sample of the genius he blessed us with throughout his life:

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sc1F9MRPCIE

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6dhVqHr-oc

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