Monday, July 30, 2007

B.B. King Lauds Eric Clapton at Chicago Blues Fest

Posted By on Mon, Jul 30, 2007 at 4:00 AM

"I'll probably embarrass him, but I just need to do it, Eric,' King said, lifting his red plastic cup of water. 'I’ve been around the world. I’ve met kings and queens. But I’ve never met a better man, a more gracious man -- my friend Eric Clapton. May I live forever,' added King, 81. 'But may you live forever and a day. Because I don't want to be here if you’re not around.' The crowd roared its approval."

Rolling Stone online has the details on last weekend's Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago, in which Eric Clapton led a trouple of guitar legends including Jimmy Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, and Robbie Robertson among many others.

But, as might be expected, Memphis' own B.B. stole the show.

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