Blues legend B.B. King passed away Thursday, May 14th in his Las Vegas home around 9:40pp according to his lawyer Brent Bryson. King was working almost to the end. He had been in hospice care for the last several days.
Kings career lasted for almost 70 years. He has made over 50 albums and 15 Grammy Awards. As a touring musician Mr. King and his band would perform as many as 250 concerts a year.
B.B. King was born Riley B. King in Itta Bena, Mississippi in 1925. He came from a family of sharecroppers and got his start musically after serving in World War II.
He was a popular disc jockey in Memphis called "the Beale Street Blues Boy." King shortened the Blues Boy to B.B. and recorded his first album in 1949.
This started a legendary career that would last the rest of his life. RIP Mr. King.