Tributes to B.B. King were all over the TV yesterday and tonight I'm listening to Holger Petersen doing a one-hour special on BB which includes a long interview with him on his 80th birthday. Holger asks why he keeps playing and B responds that he doesn't really need the money anymore but many of the members of his band are "not as well fixed" so he keeps everybody working, and isn't like a blues musician - if his fortunes rise and his fee goes up, then he just would hire another player rather than pocket the difference. I just read somewhere that BB's estate was estimated at 5 million dollars. There's pop stars out there who's net worth is closer to 5 BILLION!
I spent a lot of yesterday listening to BB on the YouTube and was also pointed to a great BBC documentary which I watched:
And now we've commissioned Richard Flohil to write an Obit and I'm looking for a great pic of BB for the cover of MapleBlues