Many of you will know that the legendary Blues artist, BB King died today at the grand old age of 89.
I can’t sum up what he meant to people and the music any better than by posting this message by Eric Clapton.
BB King a dear friend and inspiration to me….
Posted by Eric Clapton on Friday, 15 May 2015
Here are a couple of tracks from the album Eric mentions, BB King Live at the Regal:
The whole album is readily available on YouTube if you want to wallow in more deliciousness.
I am sure our Step-Father will be doing just this. Once, when my sister wrote him a card, she put ‘Dear S/D’ as a shortened form of ‘Step Dad’ but the ‘/’ came out like an ‘i’, so he ended up as Sid. He has also had to endure ‘Step-Daddy’ by us adult Step-Daughters. He is very long-suffering and extremely good humoured with it.
He loves all kinds of music, and is particularly steeped in the blues. I may do a post one day on one of his many favourites – the wonderfully named Seasick Steve. But for now, we will all doff our caps to the late, the great, Mr King. RIP.