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.
Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier and 11 other people were murdered today by Islamist terrorists in Paris. Here’s a 2012 interview with the editor of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo not long after the paper’s offices were bombed by Islamist terrorists:
Stuart Scott, the ESPN anchor, died of cancer at 49. We all knew he was sick, but it still is disorienting. Some people loved his catch phrases. Others hated them. Reports today indicate his bosses were among the latter, but they also say that athletes loved him. And so did his coworkers.
Here’s Hannah Storm:
And here’s his former co-anchor Rich Eisen:
Here he is with Leon Russell in 1970’s “Mad Dogs and Englishmen.”
One half of the Car Talk brothers, Tom Magliozzi, died Monday at 77 (I’m not sure if he was Click or Clack).
So who was he?
Here’s a documentary the Magliozzi brothers did in 2009.
So how should we remember her? (This is really NSFW)
She’s been around forever, and I can’t believe she’s dead.