I have a story I would like to share with you all about Mr. King:
Out of all the performers I've seen in my life, B.B. King was one of the ones I will always remember. Not because he's a legend or because he's a iconic staple in America's Music. It was because it was a once in a lifetime experience that I didn't expect to happen! I wanna say this was back in 2009 and Mr. King was scheduled to perform at this Two Rivers Gala in Jackson. Mind you these tickets were about 100 a pop and I wasn't holding that type of money for a show! Surprisingly I get a call from my Pops and he tells me he can get My Wife and I into the show! I didn't hesitate, we got dressed and we were on our way! Mr. King was expected to do a 45 minute to an hour set. He did 2 hours of material and ended the the show with "The Thrill Is Gone". He even handpicked my Wife out of the crowd and gave her a B.B. King Gold Necklace as a memento. To say I enjoyed myself would be an understatement! To top the night off, one of Mr. King's associates asked if we wanted to meet him. Which was an honor due to the fact he wasn't feeling well and was probable for even doing the show. So as we approached him, he was just as humble and he almost stole my Wife! (Just Kidding) To make this experience even more special, somehow we made the paper! Just one of many things that made this night so memorable! Thank You Mr. King for the memory and the music you've given us!
Today we lost a legend at the age of 89. He will be remembered as one of the greatest performers of our time! But for me, he'll be remembered for that once in a lifetime experience in Jackson. Thank You Mr. King! May you Rest In Peace.