B. B. King - The Thrill Is Gone (Live at Montreux 1993)
Legendary Blues musician B.B. King has died aged 89. Attorney Brent Bryson told The Associated Press that King died peacefully in his sleep at 9:40 p.m. PDT Thursday at his home in Las Vegas. A kind way to go given recent claims by his daughter that he was being abused by his longtime manager Laverne Toney.
With a career that span back to the 1940s, it's fair to say that King did it all (he was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, won numerous awards, and sold millions of records.)
Our thoughts go out to his friends and family. -- The 405
B.B. King was the greatest living exponent of the blues and considered by many to be the most influential guitarist of the latter part of the 20th century. His career dates back to the late forties and despite now being in his eighties he remains a vibrant and charismatic live performer. B.B. King has been a frequent visitor to the Montreux festival, appearing nearly 20 times, so choosing one performance was no easy task. This 1993 concert will surely rank as one of his finest at any venue. With a superb backing band and a great set list its a must for any blues fan.
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