Farewell to a blues legend: Thousands gather in Memphis to say goodbye to B.B. King with a moving musical tributeMay 28, 2015 by bjjangles
- Moving musical tribute held in Memphis,Tennessee in memory of B.B. King
- Thousands gathered before all-star line-up including Keb’ Mo’ took to the stage
- King’s business manager LaVerne Toney was present along with his two daughters, Karen Williams and Patty King
- Williams and King have accused Toney of killing their father by poisoning him
By Chris Spargo For Dailymail.com and Julian Robinson for MailOnline and Associated Press
s of music fans gathered in the city of Memphis to say farewell to blues legend B.B. King.
A Dixieland jazz band walked ahead of a slow black hearse as crowds made their way down the city’s Beale Street in memory of the guitarist and singer.
The street is where a young Riley B. King was nicknamed the Beale Street Blues Boy – later shortened to B.B. – and where King rose to fame.
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Tributes to a legend: Thousands gathered in Memphis, Tennessee, to say farewell to blues guitarist B.B. King – including drummer Rodd Bland (centre) who carried King’s guitar ‘Lucille’
Huge loss: King (above) died in his sleep on May 14, reportedly the result of a series of small strokes brought on by his diabetes
Legend: Coleman (above) the drummer for King, holds up one of King’s Gibson guitars named Lucille
Freinds: B.B. King’s band members(above) play during a concert to pay tribute to the late musician
The Memphis-based Mighty Souls Brass Band played ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’ Behind them and just ahead of the hearse, drummer Rodd Bland – son of the late blues singer Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland – carried one of King’s signature ‘Lucille’ guitars.
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