Saturday, May 16, 2015

BB KING happened several times by “Jazz in Vienna” – FranceTV info


Blues Legend and source of inspiration for generations of artists, the American guitarist BB King has died at the age of 89. He came to play several times before the audience of the festival “Jazz à Vienne”.

  • 3 France Alps with AFP
  • Published 05/15/2015 | 5:35 p.m., updated 05.16.2015 | 11:07
“Mr. King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. May 14, 2015, “said its website . He had been hospitalized in Las Vegas after dehydration problems. In recent months, BB King, diabetic, suffered from serious health problems. His real name is Riley B. King, the legendary musician 15 Grammy Awards, more than 50 albums to his credit, with tubes become classics like “Three O’Clock Blues”, “The Thrill is Gone” or “Rock me baby “.
B.B. King played the blues since the late 40s, armed with his trusty Gibson called “Lucille”. His style, elegant and expressive, his singing after the gospel, have influenced the greatest, Eric Clapton George Harrison. In 2003, Rolling Stone had designated third guitar legend behind Jimi Hendrix and Duane Allman.

At the announcement of his death, tributes have multiplied, including that of President Obama who said that “blues has lost its king and America has lost a legend.”

The announcement of his death also plunged the organizers of “Jazz in Vienna” in the sentence. He came several times in Isère for this festival.

Extracts BB King “Jazz à Vienne”

With age and his declining health, BB King had reduced the number annual concerts but still give a hundred per year over 80 years. A team of France 3 Alpes had met during a visit to Vienna. He described the virtues of the blues.



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