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Legendary Blues Guitarist B.B. King Dead At 89

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Legendary blues guitarist died on Thursday night at the age of 89.

  Daughter Patty King said he died in Las Vegas of as-yet-undisclosed causes, two weeks after being placed in home hospice care while suffering from dehydration, according to CNN.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, King was widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists and blues musicians of all-time. After starting out on street corners in Mississippi as a youngster, he hitchhiked to Memphis in 1947 and got an early break when he performed on radio there the next year.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” He scored his first hit with 1952’s “Three O’Clock Blues” and soon began to tour extensively, logging an incredible 342 concerts in 1956. He released his first album, Singin’ the Blues, the next year, and during a career that spanned over six decades, he released more than 40 studio albums, in addition to over a dozen live albums.

  With hundreds of songs in his catalog, the man nicknamed the King of the Blues is best known for such signature tracks as: “The Thrill Is Gone,” “Everyday I have the Blues,” “Why I Sing the Blues” and “How Blue Can You Get.” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read more here and at the many links below :

 

Blues legend B.B. King dies at age 89 in Las Vegas – CNN

‘King of the Blues’ legend BB King dies at 89 – AP

B. B. King, Defining Bluesman for Generations, Dies at 89 – NYT

B.B. King, Blues Legend, Dies at 89 – WSJ

B.B. King Dies At 89 Video – ABC News

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 – Billboard

King of Blues BB King dies – BBC News

B.B. King has died at 89. – UTSanDiego.com

Blues Legend B.B. King Dies At 89 – BuzzFeed

Blues Legend B.B King Dies in Las Vegas – Sky News

The King is gone: Blues legend B.B. King dies at 89 – Chicago Sun-Times

B.B. King dies at age 89 – CNBC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More biographies:

 

B.B. King – Biography

B.B. King – Wikipedia

B. B. King – Notable Biographies

B.B. King – Rock Hall Of Fame

B.B. King – IMBd

B.B. King – AllMusic

B.B. King – Starpulse

B.B. King – Rolling Stone

B.B . King – MTV

BB King – Mojohand

B.B. King – ARTISTdirect

B.B. King – Musicians Guide

B. B. King – Hollywood.com

B.B. King – Achievement.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’re in fine company up there in Blues Heaven … you will be missed … Rest In Peace Mr King

 

 

 

 

 

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British Guitarist Alvin Lee Of  Ten Years After Dies

 

 

” British blues-rock guitarist Alvin Lee, who was best known for his performance with rock band Ten Years After at Woodstock in 1969, died on Wednesday at age 68, his family said.

“With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after unforeseen complications following a routine surgical procedure,” the family said in a statement on the singer’s official website.”

 

 

Ten Years After Live At Woodstock 1969

Goin’ Home

 

 

Ten Years After – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl , Live 1968

 

Ten Years After– Woodchopper’s Ball, Live At The Marquee

 

Ten Years After Choo Choo Mama Aug 4, 1975

 

Ten Years After Rock ‘n’ Roll Music to the World

 

TEN YEARS AFTER – I Can´t Keep From Cryin´Sometimes (Live in Studio Munich 1969)

 

Ten Years After – I’d Love to Change the World – Alvin Lee

 

 

 

Biography

” Born in Nottingham,[1] he began playing guitar at the age of 13, and with Leo Lyons formed the core of the band Ten Years After in 1960. Influenced by his parents’ collection of jazz and blues records, it was the advent of rock and roll that sparked his interest, and guitarists such as Chuck Berry and Scotty Moore provided his inspiration.

Lee began to play professionally in 1962, in a band named the Jaybirds, who enjoyed popularity in their native England, but moved on to seek a wider fan base. They began that year to perform in the Star-Club in Hamburg, Germany, following closely behind The Beatles. There, with Alvin Lee assuming the permanent role of lead vocalist in addition to that of lead guitarist, they began to build a following. It was not until the band moved to London in 1966 and changed its name, first to Jaybird, dropping ‘The’ and ‘s’ to make it sound more contemporary; then to Blues Yard (for one gig at the Marquee Club); and finally to Ten Years After, that international success beckoned. The band secured a residency at the Marquee Club, and an invitation to the Windsor Jazz & Blues Festival in 1967 led to their first recording contract. The self-titled debut album received airplay on San Francisco’s underground music radio stations and was embraced by listeners, including concert promoter Bill Graham, who invited the band to tour the United States for the first time in 1968. Ten Years After would ultimately tour the US twenty-eight times in seven years, more than any other UK band.

Lee’s performance at the Woodstock Festival was captured on film in the documentary of the event and his playing helped catapult him into stardom.[2]Soon the band was playing arenas and stadiums around the globe. Although Lee later lamented that he missed the intimacy of smaller venues, the impact the film made brought his music to a worldwide audience.”

 

Alvin Lee Official Website

Year Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
1973
On The Road To Freedom
On The Road To Freedom AMR Archive
(3)
1973
Road to Freedom
Road to Freedom Chrysalis Records
(1)
1974
In Flight
In Flight Repertoire
(6)
1975
Pump Iron!
Pump Iron! Repertoire
(1)
1978
Let It Rock
Let It Rock Teichiku Records
(1)
1978
Rocket Fuel: Ten Years Later
Rocket Fuel: Ten Years Later Repertoire
(2)
1979
Ten Years Later: Ride On
Ten Years Later: Ride On SPV / Repertoire
(1)
1980
Free Fall
Free Fall AMR Archive
(1)
1981
RX5
RX5 Teichiku Records
No User Ratings
1986 Detroit Diesel Twenty-One Records
No User Ratings
1994
Nineteen Ninety Four
Nineteen Ninety Four Thunderbolt (UK)
(2)
1994 Zoom Domino
(2)
1996
Live in Vienna
Live in Vienna Viceroy
(1)
2004
In Tennessee
In Tennessee Repertoire
(2)
2007
Saguitar
Saguitar Rainman, Inc.
(1)
2012
Still on the Road to Freedom
Still on the Road to Freedom Rainman / Rainman, Inc.
(3)
Keep On Rockin'
Keep On Rockin’ Repertoire
(1)
Retrospective Magnum Video
No User Ratings
Solid Rock
Solid Rock EMI Music Distribution
(1)
The Best Of Repertoire
No User Rating

RIP Alvin

 

 

RIP John Wilkinson

 

Elvis guitarist dies after cancer battle: John Wilkinson dead at 67 (Photos)

 

Elvis Presley and John Wilkinson phtos

 

 

” Sadly, an Elvis guitarist died Friday at 67. John Wilkinson, who played 1,200 shows with Elvis Presley, passed away in Springfield, Mo. Family members say his cause of death was related to a battle with cancer. His wife said he spent is last hours listening to music by The King.

According to a report on Jan. 11 from News-Leader, Wilkinson’s wife, Terry, was by his side when Elvis’ upstart guitarist died yesterday.

View slideshow: John Wilkinson dies at 67

Priscilla and Lisa Marie Presley reached out to Wilkinson’s family with their deepest condolences. A statement read: “John and the beautiful music he made with Elvis will live forever in our hearts.” “

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