B.B. King – RIP


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 KravitzBB, anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one. #RIP #BBKing

GhostpoetRIP BB King…can’t believe he’s gone…

Hugh LaurieOh God. BB King. Let the sad times roll.

Adam ClaxtonGood bye BB King… R.I.P.

Ringo StarrGod bless BB King peace and love to his family Ringo and Barbarax

Icona PopR.i.P BB King

Chuck DR.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 NewcombeRIP B.B.King – enough said

Richie SamboraMy 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 AdamsRIP 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 KnightWhat a brilliant man you were. One who will forever be noted as such an inspiration to millions globally, RIP

The Temper TrapSad day for music. Vale BB King. One of the true legends.

Midge UreSad news about the legendary BB King. Lucille won’t be singing tonight

Snoop DoggR.I.P. BB King

Jon Farriss (INXS)So sad to hear that BB King has passed away, a true inspiration, pioneer and legend

Edwyn CollinsBB King RIP-Edwyn

Joe PerrySo sad to wake up this morning and hear the news about the passing of the great  B B King.

Nikki SixxNobody 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 FramptonMy 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.