Sunday, April 23, 2006

B.B. King Performs Despite Dual Tragedies

Posted By on Sun, Apr 23, 2006 at 4:00 AM

B.B. King marked his 10,000th performance with a show at his club in New York City's Times Square last Monday night - despite burying his son on Easter Sunday and learning one of his grandsons had been shot dead.

King played a selection of his hits and masked his heartbreak after losing his son Leonard to colorectal cancer.

King, who lost a 14-year-old grandson earlier last week after he was gunned down in a store, drove through the night from Mississippi to arrive in New York on time, according to the New York Daily News.

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