Friday, May 15, 2015

B.B. King - "The Thrill is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)" - Song of the Day - 5/15/15

Today, the entire music community weeps. After 89 years in this world, the king of blues, B.B. King passed away last night in Las Vegas. King left an everlasting impression on the music industry with a career that spanned over six decades. His influence on blues music paved the way for so many great musicians that came after him, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn, John Mayer and just about anyone else who has ever picked up a guitar.

We remember King for his one of kind style, the way he told stories through his guitar "Lucille." We remember him for his passion and hard work, a man who toured relentlessly even well into his eighties. He truly was a one of kind talent, someone who's music has and will continue to influence generations of musicians for years to come.

King's emotional style of play landed him several noteworthy awards throughout his career including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Presidential Medal of Freedom and many more.

In remembrance of him, today's Song of the Day throws us back to 1993 where King played his classic "The Thrill is Gone" to a warm crowd at the Montreux music festival. As you listen to this song, let the notes from Lucille take you away and remember that the music we listen to and enjoy today is largely thanks to the work of Mr. King.

B.B., we love you and we miss you. You may be gone now, but your music will live on in our hearts and minds forever. You will never be forgotten. Rest in Peace.


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