Un’altra leggenda scompare. B.B. King è morto all’età di 89 anni. “The Mississippi-born guitarist, who had suffered from Type II diabetes for two decades, died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas”. Da circa vent’anni soffriva di diabete e già nello scorso ottobre aveva avuto seri problemi di salute durante un’esibizione live. Riley B. King, “The King of Blues”, era nato nel Mississippi e rimane uno dei musicisti blues più influenti di sempre, grazie anche al suo inconfondibile stile chitarristico. “King won 15 Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987 and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987”. Il 1 maggio scorso l’ultimo ricovero sempre dovuto alle gravi condizioni della malattia. Discograficamente il “re” si erà fermato al 2008 con l’album numero 42 ‘One Kind Favor’.
Lenny Kravitz – BB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. #RIP #BBKing
Ghostpoet – RIP BB King…can’t believe he’s gone…
Hugh Laurie – Oh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.
Adam Claxton – Good bye BB King… R.I.P.
Ringo Starr – God bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax
Icona Pop – R.i.P BB King
Chuck D – R.I.P. Mr BB King Grizz should also acknowledge this tomorrow at game. The man got his START right where the FEDEX Forum stands #MEMPHIS
Anton Newcombe – RIP B.B.King – enough said
Richie Sambora – My friend and ledgend BB King passed.. I’m so so sad….he was so great to me… We’ve lost the King….. My love and prayers to his family.
Bryan Adams – RIP BB King, one of the best blues guitarists ever, maybe the best. He could do more on one note than anyone. #respect
Gene Simmons – Very sad. BB KING: Rest In Peace
Gladys Knight – What a brilliant man you were. One who will forever be noted as such an inspiration to millions globally, RIP
The Temper Trap – Sad day for music. Vale BB King. One of the true legends.
Midge Ure – Sad news about the legendary BB King. Lucille won’t be singing tonight
Snoop Dogg – R.I.P. BB King
Jon Farriss (INXS) – So sad to hear that BB King has passed away, a true inspiration, pioneer and legend
Edwyn Collins – BB King RIP-Edwyn
Joe Perry – So sad to wake up this morning and hear the news about the passing of the great B B King.
Nikki Sixx – Nobody lives forever but their music can.Thank you B.B.King for all those beautiful gems you gave us in your 89 years here. RIP
Peter Frampton – My heart goes out 2 BB King’s family today & all who loved him. A great friend & amazing gtr player leaves us peacefully. We will miss u BB.
Vince Neil – RIP BB KING. A TRUE LEGEND