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Slartibartfarst42

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Death of a Legend
« on: May 15, 2015, 08:03:36 AM »
No idea where this should go but just felt moved to post somewhere how sad I am today to learn of the death of BB King. He's the guitarist who first got me listening to the Blues, he was the one I studied closely when trying to learn vibrato and he was the one who first made me realise as a young player that cramming a million notes into a bar didn't make you a good player - sometimes less really is more. I doubt we'll ever see the likes of BB King again but I am grateful that I was able to discover his music that has given me so much pleasure over the years. 
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Bridge - Emerald; Cold Sweat; Crawler; A-Bomb; Holydiver; Miracle Man; Sinner; Trilogy Suite

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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2015, 09:32:05 AM »
I am deeply saddened. He was one of my two guides into the blues. Today IŽll have to get out my Sofia (a Lucille) and just let it out. Maybe I will hit a note half as good as his sloppiest.
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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2015, 11:03:08 AM »
Very sad, I was kind of expecting it but nevertheless it is hard to take in that he has gone.
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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2015, 12:12:21 PM »
Great singer too. Guitar or voice, he always played like he meant it.
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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2015, 03:30:57 PM »
Great guy, glad he made it this far and many people saw him
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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2015, 08:10:07 PM »
Sorry to hear that :(

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Re: Death of a Legend
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2015, 12:39:55 AM »
he did leave a very long life and I'm sure he had a great send off, I've always absolutely loved his tone and playing style, RIP BB King a true legend
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