Famous blues musician B.B. King passed away

Famous blues musician B.B. King passed away

According to the musician’s attorney, the death occurred while sleeping, yesterday, May 14, at 21:40 local time at his home in Las Vegas. B.B.King was 89 years old.

According to the musician’s attorney, the death occurred while sleeping, yesterday, May 14, at 21:40 local time at his home in Las Vegas. B.B.King was 89 years old.

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It’s been known that on April 6, the guitarist was hospitalized. According to mass media, BB King was diagnosed with dehydration due to diabetes of the 2nd type, which he’s been suffering for over 20 years. Two days later he was discharged from the hospital.

BB King (a real name Riley B. King) was born on September 16, 1925, and is one of the most famous songwriters and performers of blues, he’s a winner of several awards “Grammy.” In 2006, “The King of Blues” decided to give up appearances in Europe, referring to the age and poor health.

In 2011, the American magazine Rolling Stone put the artist in 6th place in the list of the greatest guitarists of all time; besides, in 1990, he was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush and in 2006 – the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. He is considered one of the most influential blues guitarists ever, inspiring lots of other blues rock guitarists.

Among his greatest songs are “Three O’Clock Blues” (1951), “You Upset Me Baby” (1954), “Every Day I Have the Blues” (1955), “Sweet Sixteen” (1960), “Don’t Answer the Door” (1966).

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