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Caratula Frontal de B.b. King - How Blue Can You Get

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Mr. King’s world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues.

B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89

King, whose world-weary voice and wailing guitar lifted him from the cotton fields of Mississippi to a global stage and the apex of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas, The Associated Press reported.

Bobby Blue Bland and BB King at the Coconut Grove, 1976, after recording Bobby Bland and BB King Together Again … Live.

BB King: chairman of the blues – a life in pictures

Bobby Blue Bland and BB King at the Coconut Grove, after recording Bobby Bland and BB King Together Again … Live.

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you." - B.B. King

© deborah feingold photography B. King 1985 How Do You Photograph LOVE…You Get Down On Your Knees B. King’s love affair with Lucille was legendary.

B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname "King of the Blues," died late Thursday. He was 89. Tap the link in our profile for more photos from the life of a legend. (Image: Vandell Cobb / Ebony Collection via AP) #NBCNewsPics #BBKing

King, a legend and musical genius in a career that lasted almost seven decades. He inspired Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and generations of other guitarists. His music never lost the weary sound of the impoverished Mississippi Delta where he grew up.

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life: “Blues legend B.King has died at the age of Pictured here in 1972 with his guitar. (John Shearer—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images) ”

BB King another favorite blues singer

BB King another favorite blues singer. I saw him at Boston Mills with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, The Ohio Players and Earth Wind and Fire.

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