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B.B. King Called This One of His Best Performances

Back in 2015, shortly before his death, I spent a weekend going back through B.B. King's back catalog. It was during one of my visits to YouTube that I found this video of him performing at Sing Sing, New York State’s maximum security prison. The show took place on Thanksgiving...
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Patrick Droney Remembers How B.B. King, James Brown, His Dad And Others Helped Him On His Journey

“My earliest memories are of my dad playing guitar in the kitchen or the basement,” Patrick Droney tells American Songwriter. “He was a guitar player back in the ‘70s. After that, he became a doctor, but he’s still such a ‘guitar guy.’ I would just watch him do his thing. He put it in my hands when I was around 6 years old and I haven’t put it down since.”
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B.B. King Plays “The Thrill is Gone” with Slash, Ron Wood & Other Legends

How many generations of guitarists have come and gone since B.B. King emerged on the Beale Street blues scene in the late 1940s?. 60s blues-rock giants, 70s hard rockers, 80s metal shredders… at least two generations between B.B. and Slash, who is probably himself a guitar grandfather by now. Whether they know it or not, every rock and blues player descends from the Kings of the blues (B.B., Albert, Freddie, and guitarists who bore the title but not the surname). Slash knows it well.
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B.B. King with Slash “The Thrill Is Gone”

On June 28, 2011, blues legend B.B. King performed in front of a sold-out crowd at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall. What made the show extra special was when Slash, Ron Wood, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, and Mick Hucknall joined King on stage for a spectacular 40-minute extended jam. And one of the songs they played was of course King’s timeless track “The Thrill is Gone”. Watch their jaw-dropping live performance below.
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Kelvin Harrison Jr. Is B.B. King For Baz

Kelvin Harrison Jr. (“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “The Photograph”) has landed a supporting role as legendary blues musician B.B. King in Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis Presley film at Warner Bros. Pictures. Austin Butler stars as the King of Rock and Roll, while Tom Hanks is playing Elvis’ manager Colonel...
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