Monday, November 29, 2010

Remembering Blues Great BB King (Even Though He’s Still Alive)

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BB King

The Internet played an awful joke on the family and friends of musician BB King this morning.  For a moment, the world mourned the loss of the blues great following a report that King had passed away from a stroke over the weekend.  The catch was that BB King is in fact still alive and planning for an upcoming concert tour to Australia.

The reigning king of blues has had a career that spans more than sixty years.  BB King and his guitar Lucille have been charming audiences across the globe for decades with their original take on the iconic blues classics.  With more than 50 albums to his credit, BB King has earned the title of the King of Blues. 

Since 2006, BB King has taken a step back from touring to concentrate on his family.  Over his touring career, King has played more than 15,000 concerts worldwide and he opted to slow down a tiny bit for his farewell tour.

The Internet seems intent on sending off BB King ahead of his time with repeated hoaxes reporting his untimely death.  The first hoax occurred in 2008 and the second this weekend.  Rather than mourn the King of Blues today, sit back and enjoy one of his classics….


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