viernes, 17 de julio de 2015

B.B. King & Lucille... Stand by me, please!

BB King, knows as The King of the Blues, was born in Berclair, Mississippi on September 26th 1925 and he died last May 14th in Las Vegas. He was an American Hall of Fame blues singer, songwriter and guitarist and he was considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time. He also participated in some films as Blues Brothers 2000, When We Were Kings. He worked until this year.

He was married twice and he had fifteen children, natural and adopted. King's favorite singer was Frank Sinatra. In his autobiography he spoke about it. He lived with diabetes for over 20 years and it was the cause of his dead. 

An interesting thing is that he had two clubs and many more. In 1991, B.B. King's Blues Club opened on Beale Street in Memphis, and in 1994, a second club was launched at Universal 
City Walk in Los Angeles. 

The story of King’s guitar was that he put this name because in a concert there was fire and everybody there ran away, but he returned to get his guitar. He was in danger of dying. When they told him that the reason of flames was that two men were fighting for one woman, King decided to name the guitar as her, Lucille. 

I have only heard one song of him, Stand by me, but sung by Prince Royce. Although I liked Stand by me by Prince Royce, I reckon that the version sung by King is the best.

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