The Thrill is Truly Gone: “King of the Blues” B.B. King has Died!

The legendary, true “King of the Blues”, B.B. King has died at the age of 89. After years of suffering from diabetes, the true cause of death has not been released.

So, I know about now you are wondering why I am writing about this. The reason is because he was my father’s favorite musician EVER! B.B. King was the last concert that my father was able to go see. I remember many times whenever he would come to anywhere near, my father would always go to his concerts. When my Dad came to visit my sister and I, we paid for him to go see him at Wolf Trap, a great place to watch a concert/movie/anything! We even paid the extra cost for a back stage pass even though my father had met B.B. King several times, for some reason, we felt that it might be the last; we were right.

Like my father, B.B. King worked right until he couldn’t anymore. His love for music and bringing it to the world was that of a true musician. His influence to many musicians that came after him and I’m sure in the future to come will be long. This is truly one man that will not be forgotten! You hear it now in great musicians like Lenny Kravitz. Many others like Bono, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Willis, Carlos Santana, and George Benson has spoken of his influence! Inducted into the Music Hall of fame in 2012, his legacy will live on.

So, in memory of my father who is now rocking with his favorite musician in heaven, you will surely be missed. I love you both and will miss you.

Here’s to you, Dad!

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