Legendary Blues Guitarist http://www.BBKing.com died peacefully in his sleep at his residence in las vegas, Nevada. He was 89 years of age with a personality and spirit that will live long after he is laid to rest. Many will say “The thrill is gone” as a reference to his hit by the same name. He played with all of the greats from Jimi Hendrix to Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and more…He was the opening act for the Rolling Stones early on in his career.
He toured the world with his sidekick who was his partner in Blues “Lucille” his trusted guitar. He was recently ranked by Rolling Stone as the 6th best guitarist of all time! He won a total of 15 Grammy Awards during his illustrious career. He was born Riley King on a cotton plantation in Mississippi
He played at the white house as recently as 2012. Look for a tribute concert in the near future at his namesake nightclub B.B Kings in New York City. The world has lost a gem. R.I.P!