From the humble home where B.B. King was born in Mississippi and on through various key moments in his life, Buddy Guy honored his best friend with a beautiful interactive timeline of the Blues legend's life. The incredible collection includes fantastic photos and milestones, as well as early recordings and videos.
Guy posted the timeline along with this message:
“This morning, I come to you all with a heavy heart.
BB King was the greatest guy I ever met. The tone he got out of that guitar, the way he shook his left wrist, the way he squeezed the strings… man, he came out with that and it was all new to the whole guitar playin’ world. He could play so smooth, he didn’t have to put on a show. The way BB did it is the way we all do it now. He was my best friend and father to us all.
I’ll miss you, B. I love you and I promise I will keep these damn Blues alive. Rest well.
All my love,
Take a trip through B.B.'s life with this wonderful tribute: B.B. King timeline.
Here are the two good friends laughing and doing what they did best in this now poignantly touching video. "When I'm pushing up daisies," sang B.B., "Don't forget, you're still my buddy."
Rest in Peace, B.B.!