Posted on by Walter Bryant


All of us at The Zoo are very saddened by the news of the passing of B.B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015)

Music has no expiration, and as far as we are concerned, neither does B.B. King. All you need to do is put on any one of his classic hits to realize he’s still right here with us. As a man that has built a legacy around his soulful guitar phrasing and powerful vocals, B.B. King is simply, the definition of blues. Furthermore, no one expressed themselves quite like the King himself. With a colorful career spanning over 50 years, and a lengthy list of unforgettable hits, B.B. King represents all that is good about blues music. But from his chart-topping songs to his collection of prestigious awards over the years, King has remained as humble as ever. Inspiring artists like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Santana, it’s safe to say a piece of King lives in a lot of the music we hear everyday, and will continue to inspire many generations to come. All of us here at The Music Zoo have at some point felt something special from King’s illustrious career, and extend our deepest regards to his family and friends. His legacy shall live on forever.

Watch the video below to have a look at what made B.B. King so special…R.I.P.