BB King was only a couple of weeks away from his 87th birthday when he played the Hollywood Bowl on Sept. 5, 2012. For the finale he was joined on stage by Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, and John Mayer.
Even now BB King tours nearly 300 nights a year, clearly the love he gives and receives keeps him going. I was lucky enough to catch BB King in a small lounge in Reno, Nevada in 1973 and it remains a vivid memory.
Here’s a tip, rent or buy his DVD about his life, it has interviews with Clapton, Santana, Derek Trucks, Dr. John and many, many more. It is a wonderful film about an amazing person.