Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area’s flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.
B.B. King Considered Standing Ovation From Bunch Of ‘Hippies’ In San Francisco A Career Breakthrough
In an anecdote from his autobiography, the late blues legend wrote about being reluctant to play San Francisco’s Fillmore because he didn’t think hippies cared about the blues. They ended up loving him.
`King of the Blues’ legend B.B. King dead in Las Vegas at age 89, his attorney says.
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