Blues Legend B.B. King Dead at 89

Fans gather to mourn the "King of Blues" after his death in Las Vegas.
2:11 | 05/15/15

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Finally this morning, we remember the man known as the king of the blues. B.b. King has died at the age of 89. Fans are gathering at the B.B. King blues club and grill. He was a former farm HAPD who took his unique sound from the Mississippi juke joints to the international stage. Chris Connelly looks back at a remarkable career. ? Thrill is gone ? Reporter: His 1970 hit "The thrill is gone" secured his contemporary status as king of the blues. ? Oh, the thrill is gone ? Reporter: In his decades of recording and through some 15,000 live performances, B.B. King was a blues virtue woe sow. And that voice. ? How blew can you get ? Reporter: Was a voice that harkened back to his days in Mississippi, where he was born on a cotton plantation before coming to Memphis and fining hits with such songs as "Sweet little angel." ? I've got a sweet little angel ? Reporter: Admired by fans and fellow musicians. He clab rated with Eric clapton on riding with the king. And with u2 with love comes to town. ? When love came to town ? Reporter: And in 2012 at the white house with a cast of all-stars. And president Obama singing a bl bluesy song. ? Sweet home Chicago ? Reporter: Given the presidential medal of freedom and elect odd the hall of fame. He was a consummate artist. Able to climb inside the deepest blues imaginable. ? for "Good morning America," Chris Connelly, and, New York. Man worthy of the title legend. Musicians all over the world tweeting out tribute this is morning. Including this, B.B., anyone could play a thousand notes and never say what you said in one.

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