"The King of Blues" B. B. King passed away last night at age 89 in Las Vegas, NV, the king is gone but he is not forgotten, B. B. King is the most influential blues musicians of all time.

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B. B. King received multiple honors and awards throughout his career in music, including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

In my opinion, I do not just feel that B. B. King is a Blues legend but also an American Legend.

When people think of pioneers in music, they often look across the pond to the UK, the British invasion on the American music often overshadows the achievements America made in music before the arrival of The Beatles.

B.B. King is an American Legend because he was a innovator, a pioneer and a trail blazer! and not to mention one of the hardest working men in show business, B.B. King appeared in over 200 concerts per year when he was in his 70's.

So today, don't forget to pay tribute to a Real American Legend, B.B. King.