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sábado, 13 de junio de 2015

B. B. King and Lucille.....-The Thrill Is Gone

Some articles to read and videos to watch about this great musician that has just passed away:

CNN: Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89

The Wall Street Journal:  Documentary on the legend to watch
And before going on, here's his song: 'The Thrill Is Gone' 

 BBC News: watch and read 
Some of his songs:   Lucille, The best of BB King and some duets:  

1 comentario:

  1. B.B. King was born in Itta Bena, Mississippi, on 16th September in 1925, and he died on 14th May 2015, in Las Vegas. He was the son of King Albert and Nora Ella Farr. In 1930, his mother divorced his father. She couldn't look after of her son B.B. King, for that reason B.B.King lived with his grandmother called Elnora Farr. The B.B. King's mother died when he was nine years old. He was a musician, singer and songwriter. He was known by the nickname King of the Blues. 

    When he was twelve, he bought his first guitar for fifteen dollars. He called his guitars Lucille. He started playing guitar with Famous St. John's Quartet in Inverness, playing in churches in the area and the radio station WGRM of Greenwood. In 1946, King followed to Bukka White to Memphis, where he spent ten months. In 1947, BB King began recording albums with RPM Records in Los Angeles. In February 1952, King got his first bestseller, reaching number one on Billboard with "3 O'Clock Blues". In 1969, King had again a hit with his version of the song by Roy Hawkins. In the decades of 1980 and 1990 B.B.King recorded less albums. In 2000, King joined with Eric Clapton to record Riding with the King.B.B King loved to sing blues and he did an enormous amount of concerts (250-300) every year.

    B.B.King died on 14th May this year, when he was sleeping in his house of Las Vegas. For me, this man was an incredible and a big person. He was the king of blues.

    Joaquín Alejandro España Sánchez 3ESO.B