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The Trill Is Gone...
« on: May 15, 2015, 10:36:12 AM »
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(CNN)Riley B. King, the legendary guitarist known as B.B. King, whose velvety voice and economical, expressive style brought blues from the margins to the mainstream, died Thursday night.

He was 89.

His daughter, Patty King, said he died in Las Vegas, where he announced two weeks ago that he was in home hospice care after suffering from dehydration.

Here lies a legend.

RIP BB

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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 10:41:40 AM »
Man, that makes me sad.

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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 10:45:25 AM »
Legend indeed. Soulfull playing & singing and a charm character. RIP
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 11:43:34 AM »
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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 02:08:10 PM »
Sad day, but he had a damn good run of it.
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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 02:45:27 PM »
What a man, what a legend, what an inspiration!
RIP BB, the King.
I had the pleasure to see him twice in concert, never to be forgotten.
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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2015, 04:48:41 PM »
I saw BB King in the late 90s at a club in Providence.  It was crazy he played there - the place was abnormally small, no seats.  I was around 5 feet away.
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2015, 04:53:12 PM »
I thought this would save me money.

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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2015, 05:52:00 PM »
I was lucky enough to see him in the early 90's.  Great concert.

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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2015, 09:08:13 PM »
I had the pleasure of seeing him a few years ago with Buddy Guy. While he was past his prime, he still laid down some tasty licks and was quite the showman and storyteller. He will be missed.
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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2015, 11:20:47 PM »
Why is it you think legends like BB King will always be there?

Never got to see him live. Miss you man, you made a mark In this world.

Prayers for your family.

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Re: The Trill Is Gone...
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2015, 12:04:39 AM »
Aw crap. I had the distinct pleasure of seeing his show and meeting him afterwards. When I shook hands it was like putting your hand in a catchers mitt. He was a very sweet man and having seen him in his later years he was much more laid back but still could find the note to hang your hat on. My Lab Series L5 is most of my live rig lately and it never sounded like his. Now it never will.
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