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A look back at King of Blues BB King's life

The "King of the Blues" guitarist and singer, BB King, has died aged 89, his lawyer says.

Known for his hits Lucille, Sweet Black Angel and Rock Me Baby, he died in his sleep in Las Vegas.

Born in the Mississippi Delta, he helped bring blues to a wider audience, breaking down racial barriers in music.

His unique style influenced a generation of rock guitarists including Keith Richards and Eric Clapton.

Nick Higham reports.

  • 15 May 2015
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