The thrill is gone. BB King is dead. He died in his sleep in his home at Las Vegas, said his lawyer. He was 89.
I just found that the song, We Shall Overcome, sounds like a hymn to Mother Mary. The opening bars of We Shall Overcome seem to be derived from O Santicissima, also called Sicilian Mariners’ Hymn, says Atlantic.
Here is O Sanctissima.
Ben E King is dead, I just heard on the BBC. He was a fabulous singer. Wikipedia says he was still touring the UK in 2013. Curiously, the first stories I see after a Google search are from the UK: the BBC, the Telegraph and the Mirror. What about America honouring a native son?
What were the best songs recorded by the Beatles after they split up as a band? John Lennon, of course, had the biggest hit of them all after the breakup, Imagine. Paul McCartney has had the longest and most successful career, performing and recording still. Ringo Starr also tours with his own band and has a new album, Pictures from Paradise. (Read about him in Rolling Stone.)