B.B. King died Friday at the age of 89. My mom, who passed away years ago, once told me when we went to one of his New York concerts that he was already old when she was a teen.
When you think of the blues, he’s one of the first people who come to mind. I saw him perform live more time than I saw any other performer.
So, how did he get started?
And I can’t post on B.B. King without this.
So long, Lucille.
I saw this movie years ago when it first came out, and it wasn’t quite like this. Maybe my younger ears heard things sweetly.
This is from a couple of months ago, when a bunch of kids got together and learned some Led Zeppelin.
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Because, after all, she is a professional singer, right?
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words were in these songs? (Click to enlarge)
You can buy this as a poster here at flowingdata.
And the version by the guy who wrote it:
I remember reading a letter to the New York Times, where a guy said he was somewhere in New York City while a bunch of carolers were flittering around and they started singing “The Christmas Song.” Some old guy came up to them and asked if he could join in, and they said “sure.”. The older people in the crowd immediately recognized the guy as Mel Torme. The carolers, who were young, had no idea who it was. So he sings in that distinctive Mel Torme voice and then goes on his way. The letter writer walked up to one of the carolers and asked if he knew that the guy they were singing with was the guy who wrote the song. The caroler said no, but offered that he had a decent voice.