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BB King: the life of riley

BB King was the greatest bluesman the world has ever seen. We look back at his most incredible life, with a little help from his friends.

Among the flood of tributes that followed the news of BB King’s death was one from Barack Obama. “The blues has lost its king and America has lost a legend,” declared the US President. “No one did more to spread the gospel of the blues. He gets stuck in your head, he gets you moving, he gets you doing the things you probably shouldn’t do.”

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