It has been exactly 7 long years since B.B. King died in Las Vegas on May 14, 2015 at the age of 89. As a number of online tributes attest, he was one of the most acclaimed guitarists of his generation.
Today, fans of B.B. King (The Thrill Is Gone, ...) along with the rest of the music world have been remembering the iconic man he was.
King, a cultural icon
Born Riley B. King in Itta Bena on September 16, 1925, his career spanned an arc over many different eras and tastes in American history. King was not just a great guitarist, he was an icon, an all-around inspiration to everyone.
In 1969 he touched the hearts of millions with ‘The Thrill Is Gone’. His legacy continues to grow as new generations of fans are discovering his unique musical heritage.
It's been 7 years since the tragic loss of B.B. King and his personality still resonate strongly within us all. Although B.B. King is no longer physically here, his presence is more powerful than ever. He left a void that has yet to be filled.
In memory of the Late Great B.B. King.
B.B. King career in pictures
- The Thrill Is Gone (1969)
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