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Anyone have any memories of BB King's music that they would like to share in honor of his passing?

Asked by marinelife (62445points) May 15th, 2015

I once saw him play in an outdoor concert in Philadelphia during the summer. It was in the 80s. He was great. Here’s an amazing performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWLAAzOBoBI

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marinelife's avatar

Um, @cazzie That is Sam Cooke singing Ben E King’s song Stand By Me, not BB King.

Jaxk's avatar

Here is some real BB King. I always loved that guitar.

marinelife's avatar

@Jaxk Yes, he was a master with it.

cazzie's avatar

I was thinking of Sam Cook… how strange.

filmfann's avatar

3 decades back, I went to Jonesboro and Memphis to visit family. While I was there, my cousin Ellen took me down to Beale Street, and we sat in a club that BB King owned, and he was playing in at the time. It was cosmic!

cookieman's avatar

I adored the Peanuts cartoons as a kid and their music choices of jazz and blues. “Joe Cool” was a favorite and I loved BB King’s rendition on the Peanuts Soundtrack.

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rockfan's avatar

I’m 24, and I remember in 1998 when my mother played B.B. King for the first time, that was the first time music had ever truly moved me and made me feel something.

ibstubro's avatar

Happy 90 on the year of your birth, BB King.
Thanks for 65 years of great music.
@rockfan, is your legacy…your music will never die. Never.

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