From the Richmond Times Dispatch: "Neil Armstrong talked about his experience being the first man on the moon. Shimon Peres discussed the always-explosive situation in the Middle East. Cal Ripken Jr. looked back on his long career in baseball.
"But nobody has rocked the joint like B.B. King.
"King, a winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a member of both the Blues and Rock'n'Roll Halls of Fame, broke with tradition at the Richmond Forum last night. Instead of giving the standard forum lecture about his life and career, he let his guitar, Lucille, do the talking for him.
"The sold-out Richmond Forum crowd did not protest. King and his remarkable eight-man band performed a full-blown concert before the living legend took questions from the audience.
One question was how it feels to be considered a living legend. ..."