Tag Archives: B.B.King

The Thrill Is Gone

B.B. King passed away yesterday, Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada. He was born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 in Berclair, Mississippi, near the small town of Itta Bena. In 1950, while working as a DJ … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton was born this day, March 30, in 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England. Starting with his first band, The Roosters, then with The Yardbirds in 1963, on through his time with John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith and Derek … Continue reading

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The Three Kings

Once upon a time, there were three kings: Albert, B.B. and Freddie. From the 1960’s into the early 1970’s, these three men reigned throughout the land as masters in the realm of Electric Blues Guitar. Freddie was the youngest. Born in … Continue reading

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This Historic Day In Music: B.B.King

Last year, I missed B.B.King’s birthday and ended up writing about it belatedly on Sept. 20, 2010. I entitled that post “One That Got Away.” This year, I vowed to not miss this very important and historic day in music. … Continue reading

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