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B.B. King- 1925-2015

Blog Name:Home Page News

Blog Author:San Diego's Jazz 88.3

Posted on:May 15, 2015

Blues legend B.B. King passed away in his sleep on Thursday, May 14. B.B. was a nickname for "Blues Boy" and he definitely lived up to that monicker. B.B.'s playing style was so straight-forward yet so unique with his signature vibrato. He was quoted as saying "I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions." As a frequent visitor of San Diego B.B. enjoyed playing venues like the Belly Up and House of Blues. He also was involved in charity work in San Diego as an ambassador for Photocharity, a non-profit that houses homeless youth. He would autograph guitars (that looked similar to his 'Lucille') and othe memorabilia that would be auctioned off for the benefit of the charity. His smile was infectious and his appeal crossed over many generations and genres of music. Rest in peace King.   

B. B. King Remembered by San Diego's Blues 88.3

Blog Name:Jazz 88.3 Blog

Blog Author:Vince Outlaw

Posted on:May 15, 2015

B.B. King, an icon and world wide ambassador for the Blues, has passed away on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 9:40pm in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas, the San Diego UT is reporting in a long and heart-felt remembrance by George Varga, who had written about B. B.'s many trips to San Diego. "The thrill is gone for millions of music fans around the world", he begins, using the title from a signature piece from King's over 6 decade career in music. At San Diego's Jazz and Blues 88.3, we send out condolences to the family of B. B. King and to his fans and supporters world-wide. READ ON as Blues 88.3 hosts, listeners, and supporters remember B.B. King.