The king of blues has died. RIP B.B. King

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    http://variety.com/2015/music/news/blues-legend-b-b-king-dies-at-89-1201496991/
     
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    Truly a legend. Saw him live once many years ago. Now I'm sad I've waited too long to see him again:(. R.I.P
     
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    A privilege that you were blessed to have experienced.

    A true legend and a towering colossus in the history and development of modern popular music. R.I.P. B. B. King.


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    Thanks for taking the trouble to post and link this.
     
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    Very sad news. I've been a fan of BB's since I was a kid. The thrill is truly gone :(
     
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    Thank you B.B. for always making such wonderful music. I'll spin Live at the Regal tonight like I always do and I'll think of all the times you and your music were there for me.
     
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    R.I.P., B.B.

    However, I must point out that Albert King--the real King of the Blues--died 23 years ago.
     
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    He also influenced The Strolling Ruins and Zed Leprosy, sorry, that should be The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin LOL
     
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    Saw him play in the late '70s. It was a very small venue-- a dance floor with him playing off to the side. I was standing right in front of him about 3 feet away. So energetic, he blew me away.
     
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    One of the first things I read this morning. Very sad indeed.....

    RIP Mr. BB.......... :(
     
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    I've seen him play 6 times I still can't believe the guy that symbolized the blues my entire life is gone.
     
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    Was there ever an American blues artist that Led Zeppelin didn't rip-off?
     
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    Sad to see him go. He leaves quite a music legacy behind.
     

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