President Obama had the following to say on the passing of American icon B.B. King:
"The blues has lost its king, and America has lost a legend.
B.B. King was born a sharecropper’s son in Mississippi, came of age in Memphis, Tennessee, and became the ambassador who brought his all-American music to his country and the world. No one worked harder than B.B. No one inspired more up-and-coming artists. No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues.
|Riley B King a.k.a B B King from 1972 or so|
Needless to say, BB was the greatest blues icon on the planet. He kept us rocking and rolling throughout a seventy year career.
His passing has created a hole in the universe.
A B B King Rockumentary from 1972. Watch online
A 2012 B B King Movie Available on BluRay- B B King, Life Of Riley
Click Here: http://www.amazon.com/B-B-King-Life-Riley-Blu-ray/dp/B00IYLWSP2