[Slowhand] BB King tribute to EC
matthewbrown at cattles.co.uk
Fri Mar 31 03:40:03 EST 2006
In terms of BB king as a great guitarist there is the moment in U2s 'Rattle
and Hum' video where BB and the Edge are working out whos playing what on
'when love comes to town' and to roughly quote BB from memory
"I`ll just do this, I`m horrible with chords"
BB is undoubtably a great musician but second greatest guitarist ever, come
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From: "John Mills" <turbineltd at btconnect.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 12:21 PM
Subject: [Slowhand] BB King tribute to EC
> A nice tribute to EC from a man who's goin' down slow.
> In the court of the king
> BB King began his working life in childhood as a cotton-picker. As he
> his British tour, the legendary blues guitarist tells Elaine Lipworth he's
> still just making a living.
> 29 March 2006
> BB King is widely regarded as the greatest living blues guitarist. Many
> contemporary rockers credit him as a formidable inspiration - from Mick
> Jagger to Eric Clapton to Bono. But the 80-year-old musician has a
> perspective on his ability. "I don't think it's true," he says with a
> "Kids tease me. They start to bow. I'm not trying to stop them. I think
> a pretty good musician. I don't think I'm the best, that's all."
> When I point out that he's often hailed as the second most gifted
> of all time, after Jimi Hendrix, he shakes his head. "Well that's very
> but I would put Eric Clapton and a few others ahead of me. Eric is the
> number one rock and roll guitarist and he also plays the blues better than
> lot of us. And I can tell you this, I consider him as a great friend, he's
> wonderful man, what we call in Mississippi 'free-hearted'."
> There's more about BB in the article:
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