” Legendary blues guitarist died on Thursday night at the age of 89.
Daughter Patty King said he died in Las Vegas of as-yet-undisclosed causes, two weeks after being placed in home hospice care while suffering from dehydration, according to CNN.”
” Born Riley B. King on September 16, 1925 on a plantation in Itta Bena, Mississippi, King was widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential guitarists and blues musicians of all-time. After starting out on street corners in Mississippi as a youngster, he hitchhiked to Memphis in 1947 and got an early break when he performed on radio there the next year.”
” He scored his first hit with 1952’s “Three O’Clock Blues” and soon began to tour extensively, logging an incredible 342 concerts in 1956. He released his first album, Singin’ the Blues, the…
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