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nnnnn blues legend b. b. king died thursday night and the world is mourning the man who gave birth to , style that shaped american pop music and the industry behind it , i was very hard outside of b. b. king's club in new york where as you can see they are changing the sign right now in honor of the club's name sake , he is credited with taking the blues out of juke joints and onto the charts his instrumentals and deep vocals influencing generations of guitar greats from jimi hendrix to eric clapton who paid tribute to his good friend and mentor in a video posted to facebook this music com , is almost a thing of the past now , in the pure white b. b. did com , he was in the control of us who love this kind of music , thank you from the bottom of my heart and on social media farewells ranging from ringo starr to snoop dogg born riley b. king in it a bennett mississippi king first sang on street corners for money his six decade career eventually earning him fifteen grammys and induction into the rock and roll hall of fame in nineteen eighty seven , twice married his first love was the guitar he named lucille which she played publicly until just months before his death i'd like to know what i'm doing and would do it for nothing , somebody would pay my bills , it's a love diagnosed with diabetes nearly thirty years ago king was hospitalized in april due to dehydration , a facebook post in may said he had been placed in hospice care in his home in las vegas where he died , king was eighty nine years old