We’re remembering blues legend B.B. King today. His attorney says “the king of the blues” died peacefully in his sleep in Las Vegas at age 89. King sold millions of records worldwide and was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The one-time farmhand brought new fans to the blues and influenced a generation of musicians with his heartfelt vocals and soaring guitar on songs such as “The Thrill Is Gone.” We caught up with music writer, critic & historian Eric Alper today to ask about B.B. King’s influence and legacy.
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B. B. King – The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)