Watch Eric Clapton Thank B.B. King ‘For All the Inspiration and Encouragement’

15 May 2015, 15:16 | Updated: 24 June 2018, 13:18

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"I want to thank him for all the inspiration and encouragement"

Eric Clapton has posted a short video on Facebook to remember his friend B.B. King, who died earlier today (15 May). He was 89.

“He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music,” Clapton said in the video. “If you’re not familiar with his work, I would encourage you to go out and find an album called B.B. King Live at the Regal, which is where it all really started for me as a young player.”


BB King a dear friend and inspiration to me....

Posted by Eric Clapton on Friday, May 15, 2015