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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    The stories as well...

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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    A giant of American music. Not sure what it has to do with politics, however.

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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    The great one is gone. Will music ever be the same?

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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    Always been a fan. Mentioned this on another thread, but I had a chance to see him a few years ago, and something came up and I couldn't go. Told my husband we'd regret not going, because we may not get the chance to go again.

    A little trivia -- His real name was Riley, but was called "BB" because he was a DJ in Memphis, and picked up the name "Beale Street Blues Boy."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    Saw BB King in 1988 as a student in Newcastle, brilliant performance. Sad day today but thank you for the music, thank you for the musicians you inspired.

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    He was awesome. Took my grandmother to see him at a casino in Shreveport ten years ago. She had put together a 3'x4' poster, sharply decorated with garland fringe confetti, and photos, past ticket stubs, commemorative articles etc., and had it perched on an easel in her Hotel room. A couple of room service staff had seen it and later on, upon delivering room service to his (King's) suite, they told him about it. They returned to my grandmothers room and told her that King wanted to see it! Of course she said, by all means. When they returned with it, it had his autograph across it, a ring, a watch and a guitar pick attached to it as well. He hated time, often had a watch or large clock near him on stage and would say, "they told me I need to stop at this time, but I feel like still playing, what do you all think"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    A giant of American music. Not sure what it has to do with politics, however.
    Some times life requires a brief intermission from it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    He was awesome. Took my grandmother to see him at a casino in Shreveport ten years ago. She had put together a 3'x4' poster, sharply decorated with garland fringe confetti, and photos, past ticket stubs, commemorative articles etc., and had it perched on an easel in her Hotel room. A couple of room service staff had seen it and later on, upon delivering room service to his (King's) suite, they told him about it. They returned to my grandmothers room and told her that King wanted to see it! Of course she said, by all means. When they returned with it, it had his autograph across it, a ring, a watch and a guitar pick attached to it as well. He hated time, often had a watch or large clock near him on stage and would say, "they told me I need to stop at this time, but I feel like still playing, what do you all think"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What a cool story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Some times life requires a brief intermission from it.
    Indeed. I would say most of the time. But this is a political board.

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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    Another one of the great blues men called home. Sad for us as we'll miss his greatness and what he had to teach us through his music and playing.

    RIP B.B. - your music will continue to inspire!
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    Re: R.I.P. King of Blues BB King dies

    Rest in Peace, BB King.

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