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#1 weatherman90

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 06:16 PM

And the Last Minute thought for 2005... B.B. King - Blues Singer, he's got diabetes, he's overweight, and he's 80 next year. Also claims to have had 15 children with 15 different women....IMDB

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Posted 31 December 2004 - 08:57 PM

B.B. King for 2005? ... I am not too sure, but then again it could be a possibility as he is approaching 80. I saw him perform earlier this year and he was full of energy. There is a blues club in the entertainment district in Memphis, Tennessee where he sometimes performs and I have included a picture of it below.

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Posted 01 January 2005 - 12:48 PM

Also claims to have had 15 children with 15 different women....IMDB

Can't see the number of kids he's procreated having a lot to do with his fate date tho'.
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Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:02 AM

Just an interesting fact I thought I might throw in...
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Posted 06 January 2005 - 02:11 AM

There is a blues club in the entertainment district in Memphis, Tennessee where he sometimes performs and I have included a picture of it below.


I wonder how you can tell its his club ?
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Dodo deado, Dodi deado, Di deado, Dando deado ... Surely Dido's looking dodgy ?

Despite the high cost of living, it still seems popular.

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Posted 04 March 2006 - 09:04 PM

I should let everyone know that B.B. King is denying last tour rumours. Old article, but it was easier than picking and choosing among the many articles on his recent performances.
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 06:19 AM

Fat enough for my list next year. He'll take B.B. King's place.

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:07 PM

There are olympic athletes could take BB King's place, that man looks good for 90 if not 100.
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 17 April 2006 - 12:53 AM


There are olympic athletes could take BB King's place, that man looks good for 90 if not 100.


I wonder what happens to poor Lucille when BB finally goes unto the void.


I'll enter two guesses, either BB is buried with Lucille or it goes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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Posted 18 April 2006 - 07:16 AM

I wonder what happens to poor Lucille when BB finally goes unto the void.


i got dibs on lucille!!!

but she'll probably end up in the smithsonian.

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Posted 18 April 2006 - 08:57 AM

Cremated with the man....it's the only way.
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Posted 20 April 2006 - 03:25 AM

On the topic of B.B. King, he has suffered a double tragedy, yet still continued on to do his 10,000th show.

As if we needed anymore proof that this guy isn't going anywhere anytime soon...
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Posted 07 May 2006 - 02:09 AM

Tragedy continues for B.B. King as manager Sidney Seidenberg dies, aged 81.
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Posted 27 January 2007 - 01:24 PM

BB King now fighting flu like symptoms in hospital- similar to what James Brown was rushed into hospital for the daybefore he died...

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Posted 27 January 2007 - 03:27 PM

BB King in hospital, but expected to be discharged soon......

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 10:56 AM

Discharged

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Posted 31 August 2007 - 04:02 PM

I saw BB King perform last night at the Minnesota State Fair. for someone who is due to be 82 in a couple of weeks time he was in fine form.
His voice was powerful, although he only performed for an hour and talked through most of the set.

Etta James were there also fresh out of the hospital. She was on stage for an hour too and for someone who was discharged from hospital a short time ago, she was great.

Both James and King arrived on stage on motorised wheelchairs

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Posted 01 January 2009 - 06:11 PM

Seems a strange choice for DL 2009, does BB. Only 83 and played at The Kennedy Center Honors Awards last month.

On the plus side, at least there should be the occasional article about him worth posting, unlike Pincher, Lom, Niemeyer, Shamir, CLS et al.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:48 PM

Seems a strange choice for DL 2009, does BB. Only 83...


I saw him perform in November. It seems like a valid choice to me. He's obese, diabetic and losing stamina. He still puts on a great show though, albeit from a comfortable seated position. About 50% spoken word and not much performance in the second half of a 80 minute show. Check out his last album and tell me the subject matter doesn't suggest he's ready to depart.



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