B. B. King, whose legendary guitar playing – with his trusty “Lucille” – made his one of the true giants of American blues, died Thursday in Las Vegas. He was 89 years old and had recently been in hospice care.

It was reported on Mr. King’s website that he died in his sleep.

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Rob Ross has been, for good, bad or indifferent, involved in the music industry for over 30 years - first as guitarist/singer/songwriter with The Punch Line, then as freelance journalist, producer and manager to working for independent and major record labels. He resides in Staten Island, New York with his wife and cats; he works out a lot, reads voraciously, loves Big Star and his orange Gretsch. Doesn't that make him neat?

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