Didn’t he play the banjo or something?

Sadly, we lost B. B. King on Thursday night. Died in his sleep, age 89, taking a huge chunk of musical talent to the other side. Bet there is a epic jam session in heaven about now. Learned a lot of random facts about him from obits, I had no idea he was a certified pilot, flying himself to a lot of gigs until the mid ’90s. He was disappointed he didn’t serve in WWII; he¬†was saved from full national service because he worked as a cotton picker in Mississippi at a time when plantation owners cut a deal with draft officials to keep their employees in the fields (He *was* inducted, but discharged after basic training). I knew he had a lot of kids, but they’re reporting something like 15 kids and 50 grandkids. Unfortunately, there’s gonna be a whole lot of lawyers scrambling this week.

 

I did find an invitation for everyone to see B. B. at his new permanent venue, he even left us directions….

bb_king

 

2 Responses to “Didn’t he play the banjo or something?”

  1. Sadly

  2. #2 by huskysooner

    What a talent.

Leave a Reply

*
To prove you're a person (not a spam script), type the security word shown in the picture. Click on the picture to hear an audio file of the word.
Anti-spam image