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A tribute to the King

Thank you B.B. KING!


If there were figures of rock, but of “real” rock, not of rock, no offense to anyone  , of Kiss, Poison or The Cure , who led me to become a mini fan and my death hurt in my bones, were  Alvin Lee (Ten Years After),  Joe Cocker and about all  B.B. King . It doesn't mean that  Lennon or Harrison  didn't hurt me, what happens is that when  Ringo and Paul  are left, it's like they're still there.

But let's return to the subject that belongs to us, the only one, the grandfather of all blusers: Mr.  B.B. King . I first saw him in the '80s on construction, and he was brought by a businessman who mortgaged the house. It was a terrible failure and almost lost it.  The King , aware of this, made it a condition for future visits that the company be linked to him, even though he earned more with the others.

Many well-known names made him opening:  Memphis, Peach de Gala (Botafogo), Mississippi and  Pappo  , who in the '80s brought a last  of cheese to the dressing room as a gift and B.B. King christening “mr. Cheeseman.” Years later, I'd invite him to play  Madison Square Garden .

It was the gateway of other geniuses such as  A. King, A. Collins, B. Guy, R. Cray, Taj Majal, J, Cotton or J. Hammond . When he came in 1991, I invited my cousin to the Moon (he invited to dinner). Platea, row 3, he practically touched us with the belly. Our seats were occupied by those in  Memphis . I knew Anetta and Russian Baiserman, and I said yelling, “You're leaving my seat right now.” Otero, whom I didn't know, put an ortho face and the other two would poop laughing, we hugged each other and ended up drinking champagne, they were on the crest of the wave at that time.

I still have a Lucille pin, which the King gave away at the end, I also remember that there was a pregnant woman and, since she had no more, she took the one out of the lapel (I think it was silver) and gave it to her.

How will I forget about this gentleman if he saved me from  Arjona . Thank you B.B. KING!

Publication Date: 02/11/2018

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