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B.B. King, the Heart and Soul of Mississippi Delta Blues, Dies at 89

B.B. King, the son of a Mississippi sharecropper and early gospel singer who picked up a guitar at 15 and spread Mississippi delta blues world wide over his long career, has died from an illness related to diabetes. He was 89. From his humble beginnings he helped revolutionize music with his soulful singing and guitar picking. Artists from Elvis Presley to some of the 1960s guitar gods” Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Dave Mason, Steve Winwood and Keith Richards, to name a few, all drew inspiration from delta blues....