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monbla256

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Age : 74
Location : DFW Metroplex, Texas
Registration date : 2012-01-15

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PostSubject: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 12:13 pm

The KING has gone away !! BB King has gone up to play solely for the Man now. All flags should fly at half mast and all business and gvt, offices should close for this day of mourning. I MEAN IT!! This is a national disaster!! He was the KING !!

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/16/arts/music/b-b-king-blues-singer-dies-at-89.html?_r=0
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 1:08 pm

The best at what he did, in my somewhat uninformed but observant opinion. It's great that we live in an age when we can preserve the work of such people. Mortals, yes, but immortal in another way. I'm not an avid fancier of his musical genre, but he sure as hell had a sound, didn't he?
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Jevverrett

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Age : 37
Location : Meriden, Ct
Registration date : 2014-12-13

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 3:11 pm

He won't be forgotten for his talent. And, I have to say at 89 years old he had a heck of a run for a blues man.
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Brewdude

Age : 67
Location : Arid-zona
Registration date : 2011-05-04

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 3:36 pm

Another of the greats has left us. I'm fortunate to have caught him in his prime.

RIP blues boy, the world's a sorrier place without you!

Sad


Cheers,

RR

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DrumsAndBeer

DrumsAndBeer

Age : 48
Location : Northern, CA
Registration date : 2012-04-04

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 4:12 pm

RIP BB King.

Glad I got to see him perform at least once.
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pepesdad1

pepesdad1

Age : 76
Location : Tallahassee, Florida
Registration date : 2013-03-03

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PostSubject: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 15, 2015 6:18 pm

Saw him numerous times in concert. He will be sorely missed.
King of the Blues! RIP
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Puffer Mark

Puffer Mark

Age : 56
Location : Cape Town South Africa
Registration date : 2014-07-14

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptySun May 17, 2015 1:23 am

Sad day. Hope he got to take his beloved Lucille with him.
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptySun May 17, 2015 6:43 pm

Puffer Mark wrote:
Sad day. Hope he got to take his beloved Lucille with him.

All of them?
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Natch

Natch

Age : 69
Location : foothills of the Ozarks
Registration date : 2007-12-21

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyMon May 18, 2015 4:14 pm

I know of at least one Lucile still bolted to the wall of his club on Biel Street in Memphis. I had the great, good fortune to see him once, years ago, up in Chicago of all places. I've also seen some of Chicago's best (Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Kid Dynamite) at BB Kings in Memphis. Go figure.

If any blues fans out there are up for several days of phenomenal blues, the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas is fantastic. It's early October (Columbus Day weekend) and other than entrance to the main stage, it's free. You can even stay at Tent City for almost nothing (some of the finest minds of the 8th century, those crazy, hippy friends of yours that disappeared 40 years ago and some of the Delta's best, if not financially successful will all be there). Last year, the Mayor of Tent City serenaded us with his favorite blues balled, "I hate every bone in her body except mine".

Natch
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Ozark Wizard

Ozark Wizard

Age : 56
Location : Mark Twain National Forest, MO
Registration date : 2014-10-11

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyMon May 18, 2015 4:17 pm

Natch wrote:
I know of at least one Lucile still bolted to the wall of his club on Biel Street in Memphis.  I had the great, good fortune to see him once, years ago, up in Chicago of all places.  I've also seen some of Chicago's best (Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, Kid Dynamite) at BB Kings in Memphis.  Go figure.

If any blues fans out there are up for several days of phenomenal blues, the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, Arkansas is fantastic.  It's early October (Columbus Day weekend) and other than entrance to the main stage, it's free.  You can even stay at Tent City for almost nothing (some of the finest minds of the 8th century, those crazy, hippy friends of yours that disappeared 40 years ago and some of the Delta's best, if not financially successful will all be there).   Last year, the Mayor of Tent City serenaded us with his favorite blues balled, "I hate every bone in her body except mine".

Natch

Now THAT sounds like a great time, and not far for me to drive........
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riff raff

riff raff

Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyMon May 18, 2015 10:31 pm

A true legend. I saw him perform in our small town theater about 20 years ago, he was old then! (and nursing a bad leg if I remember correctly). A friend worked at a local radio station at the time, he had setup an interview with BB on his bus after the show. He invited me and I quietly stood at the behind my friend during the interview. I'll have to see if he can dig it up.
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Richard Burley

Richard Burley

Location : North Coast NY
Registration date : 2011-04-09

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 22, 2015 11:06 am

From a friend of a friend (think he means "aspiring" rather than "inspiring" at end):

In 2011 our sons had a once in a lifetime experience, one that they will never forget. After a concert, they had the honor of meeting Mr. King in his tour bus. Tired after a long day of travel and playing a great show, he gave our boys an HOUR & A HALF of his time! Mr. King talked to them about music, life and how to treat a lady. Everyone knows what an wonderful and iconic musician he was. What Zak & Alex learned that day was BB King the man was an even greater gentleman, so generous with his time with two young inspiring musicians. Rest in peace Mr. King.

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eklektos44

eklektos44

Age : 64
Location : Virginia
Registration date : 2015-04-10

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 22, 2015 11:10 am

Too Cool! Cool
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RobJ

RobJ

Location : Mukilteo, Washington USA
Registration date : 2014-07-07

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PostSubject: Re: National day of Mourning   National day of Mourning EmptyFri May 22, 2015 11:55 am

What an experience that must have been. Those boys have a lot of great memories I'm sure and I hope they treasure them.
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