1. Two of B.B. King's Daughters Allege Aides Poisoned Him

    May 25, 2015 6:28 PM EDT Two B.B. King heirs who've been most outspoken about the blues legend's care in his final days are accusing King's two closest aides of poisoning him. Las Vegas police homicide detectives are investigating, Lt. Ray Steiber said Monday. He declined to provide details.…

  2. B.B. King Memorial More Cheers Than Tears in Las Vegas

    May 24, 2015 11:00 AM EDT A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday, May 23, in Las Vegas. B.B. King's Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits "B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said…

  3. B.B. King Memorial Celebrates Late Musician with More Cheers than Tears in Las Vegas

    May 23, 2015 7:44 PM EDT A standing ovation for B.B. King and more cheers than tears marked a family-and-friends memorial of the late blues great's life and legacy Saturday in Las Vegas. "B.B. was energetic, Amen?" Pastor Pamela Myrtis Mason said to open the service that drew more than 350 to the Palm…

  4. B.B. King Homecoming Festival to Honor Blues Legend

    May 23, 2015 3:18 PM EDT Hundreds of music fans are expected to let the good times roll Sunday, May 24, at the 35th annual B.B. King Homecoming Festival, a free gathering that the legendary bluesman started in his hometown of Indianola, Mississippi. Performers this year include a country blues band called the…

  5. B.B. King Memorial: Hundreds Line Up in Las Vegas Public Viewing

    May 22, 2015 9:55 PM EDT Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects. "My father played with B.B. back in the early days," said Tommy Burress, adding that his dad was a guitarist known as Willie B in juke joints in the 1930s. The…

  6. B.B. King's Autobiography Co-Author Remembers His Humility and Lasting Legacy: 'He's Among the Most Decent Human Beings' (Exclusive)

    May 22, 2015 11:58 AM EDT The co-author of the blues legend's acclaimed autobiography recounts their first meeting at a spa (seriously!), as he grew to admire the musician's striking graciousness, humility and humor. I n the early 1990s I was working with Etta James on her memoir when she invited me…

  7. B.B. King's Daughter to Host Free Musical Tribute to Dad in Las Vegas

    May 21, 2015 5:29 PM EDT B.B. King 's eldest daughter says she'll host a free musical tribute event at a Las Vegas Strip venue after a public viewing of her father's body at a funeral chapel. Shirley King says when people are done mourning her dad's death, she wants them to come out Friday night…

  8. Jason Isbell Pays Tribute to B.B. King in Concert With Soulful 'The Thrill Is Gone' Cover: Watch

    May 19, 2015 9:12 PM EDT Jason Isbell and his band the 400 Unit payed tribute to B.B. King who died last Thursday with a soulful performance of King's biggest hit, "The Thrill Is Gone," for an Orlando audience.  B.B. King Public Viewing to Be held Friday in Las Vegas "This one I'm sure you…

  9. B.B. King Public Viewing to Be held Friday in Las Vegas

    May 18, 2015 10:56 PM EDT Blues legend B.B. King will be buried in Mississippi, but a public viewing and a private service for family members will be held in Las Vegas before his body is sent home. King died Thursday at home in Las Vegas at age 89. B.B. King's Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Hits His business agent,…

  10. Watch U2 Honor B.B. King In Concert

    May 16, 2015 6:17 PM EDT On the second stop on their Innocence + Experience tour in Vancouver on Friday (May 15), U2 took some time out of their set to pay tribute to B.B. King , who died on Thursday at the age of 89. The rock band, who toured and recorded with the late blues legend in the '80s, played …

  11. B.B. King Spotify Streams Jump 9,800 Percent

    May 15, 2015 6:46 PM EDT After B.B. King ’s death on Thursday, fans are flocking to rediscover the legendary blues musician’s extensive catalog. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89 Global streams of the musician’s works have skyrocketed 9,800 percent on Spotify in the past 24 hours, according to the streaming…

  12. CEO of Gibson, Long-Time Guitar Home of B.B. King, Remembers the Legend: 'He Was Truly a King'

    May 15, 2015 4:07 PM EDT The head of Gibson Brands remembers B.B. King's decades-long relationship with the guitar manufacturer. One name will always be associated with B.B. King: Lucille, the name he gave to his guitar. King got the  name  from an incident at a club in Arkansas in 1949, when a fight broke out…

  13. Watch Eric Clapton's Touching B.B. King Tribute Video: 'He Was a Beacon'

    May 15, 2015 11:00 AM EDT The video also comes with a listening recommendation from King’s catalog. Blues legend B.B. King died last night (May 14) in Las Vegas at the age of 89. To say goodbye and reflect on King's accomplishments, fellow guitar legend  Eric Clapton  posted a homemade video to his…

  14. 'I Intend To Do It for As Long As Possible': B.B. King Reflects on His Career (Q&A from the Archives)

    May 15, 2015 8:24 AM EDT B.B. King, who has died at age 89 , was profiled with this in-depth interview in Billboard on the occasion of his 80th birthday in 2005.   He is an icon, a musician whose first initials alone separate him from a legion of both admirers and wannabes. His name has become a brand for his own…

  15. Blues Legend B.B. King Dies at 89

    May 15, 2015 1:50 AM EDT The Mississippi guitar aficionado and father of Lucille was a tireless road warrior. B.B. King , the last of the Southern-born blues musicians who defined modern electric blues in the 1950s and would influence scores of rock and blues guitarists, has died. He was 89. The Mississippi-born…

  16. Blue Note Offers Trips to Cuba

    April 10, 2015 4:21 AM EDT Entertainment company launches music travel division, announces upcoming Cuba trips Blue Note Entertainment Group has launched a new music travel division with a line-up of spring and summer cultural trips to Cuba. The company, whose properties include New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club, B.B.…

  17. B.B. King Rushed to Las Vegas Hospital: Report

    April 06, 2015 6:09 PM EDT Legendary blues guitarist B.B. King was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital over the weekend, according to a report from TMZ. The report says the 89-year-old was treated for diabetes-related symptoms. After experiencing health problems in late 2014, King -- a longtime fixture on the road --…

  18. B.B. King Cancels Shows After Falling Ill in Chicago

    October 05, 2014 1:59 PM EDT The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is 89 and has released over 50 albums. Blues guitarist B.B. King has canceled the remaining eight performances of his current tour after being diagnosed with dehydration and exhaustion. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis King'…

  19. B.B. King Apologizes for 'Bad Night' in St. Louis

    April 15, 2014 2:24 PM EDT B.B. King was a rambling man at a recent concert date in St. Louis, and now the blues legend is saying sorry. King's erratic performance on April 4 at the Peabody Opera House included long-winded stories and a 15-minute sing-along of "You Are My Sunshine." Half of the show was…

  20. B.B. King Heckled at Bizarre St. Louis Show

    April 07, 2014 4:27 PM EDT Some St. Louis music fans are singing the blues after an erratic weekend performance by 88-year-old guitar legend B.B. King led to a stream of early departures and audience catcalls. Concertgoers say King's rambling Friday night set at the Peabody Opera House included only a handful of…

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