Legendary blues guitarist, singer BB King honoured with processional on …

28 May 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

‘Long live the king’ chants for icon BB.

Karen Williams and Patty King alleged in documents LaVerne Toney, who managed the legendary musician for 39 years, along with assistant Myra Johnson, had poisoned their father. King got his musical start paid final tribute to the blues guitar master Wednesday, as thousands walking in the rain with his hearse shouted, “long live the king!” “He’s going back home, to this place where, back then, black musicians had a hard time thriving,” said Carver Randle, a longtime friend of King, who died May 14 in Las Vegas at the age of 89. Before the concert, which saw performances by musicians including Keb Mo, Ruby Wilson, and Will Tucker, the sisters were seen walking alongside King’s hearse sobbing. It’s been really amazing to see the people of Memphis coming out … celebrating a wonderful, loving man.” At the head of the procession was a Gibson guitar given the name Lucille, just like all the others King accumulated over the course of his 60-year career.

I hope we’re not going to lose the blues,” said Darlene Buler, who is originally from Mississippi. “In 100 years, there will always be someone in the world who will want to sing the blues to tell of his pain, his money issues or to cry over the wife that just left him,” Hardaway said. After the march, King’s coffin was symbolically pointed in the direction of Mississippi, the birthplace of the blues, where King was born and will be buried on Saturday. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles.

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