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> ***MEDIA ALERT FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016***
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> SPECIAL VIDEO FEATURING ALL-STAR ARTISTS PERFORMING
> "THE THRILL IS GONE" FROM SOLD-OUT
> ICON: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF B.B. KING ONLINE AT GRAMMY.COM
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> Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Slash, Quinn Sullivan, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, and ZZ Ward With Jimmy Vivino And The Basic Cable Band Perform Opening Song From Annual Legacy Concert, A Partnership Between The GRAMMY Foundation® And GRAMMY Museum®
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> WHO: B.B. King, 15-time GRAMMY® winner, was honored at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Sept. 1.
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> Multi-GRAMMY winners Keb’ Mo’, Derek Trucks, and Jimmie Vaughan; GRAMMY winners Slash and Susan Tedeschi; GRAMMY nominees Joe Bonamassa and Kenny Wayne Shepherd; Buddy Guy’s protégé singer/guitarist Quinn Sullivan; blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker; and singer/songwriter ZZ Ward are featured in a special video performing "The Thrill Is Gone," which opened the show. The segment also features the show’s music director Jimmy Vivino of the "Conan" show joined by the Basic Cable Band, who served as the house band for the evening. The segment is being posted on Sept. 16, which would have been King’s 91st birthday. Embed the video using this code: http://a%20href=.
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> WHAT: The GRAMMY Foundation and GRAMMY Museum® partnered to celebrate the life and legacy of B.B. King with Icon: The Life And Legacy Of B.B. King, a live tribute concert that was sponsored in part by Gibson Memphis and the Gibson Foundation, and by Brian and Adria Sheth at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Sept. 1. Proceeds raised from Icon: The Life And Legacy Of B.B. King support the initiatives of the GRAMMY Foundation and GRAMMY Museum, two charitable organizations of The Recording Academy®.
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> Referred to as the King of the Blues, King released more than 50 albums since he began recording in the 1940s, creating classics such as "3 O’Clock Blues," "You Don’t Know Me," and "The Thrill Is Gone," among many others. King was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1980 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. He received The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 1987, has had four recordings inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® and he received honorary doctorates from several universities and music colleges. King has inspired a variety of artists through the years, including Bonamassa, Elvis Costello, Robert Cray, J.J. Cale, John Mayer, Delbert McClinton, Jimmy Page, Diane Schuur, Slash, Tedeschi, and Vaughan, several of whom performed at the concert.
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> The GRAMMY Foundation was established in 1988 to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation accomplishes this mission through programs and activities that engage the music industry and cultural community as well as the general public. The Foundation works in partnership year-round with its founder, The Recording Academy, to bring national attention to important issues such as the value and impact of music and arts education and the urgency of preserving our rich cultural heritage. In recognition of the significant role of teachers in shaping their students’ musical experiences, The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation partnered to present their first Music Educator AwardTM in 2014. Open to current U.S. music teachers in kindergarten through college, the fourth annual Music Educator Award will be given out during GRAMMY Week 2017 and nominations are being accepted for the 2018 cycle. With funding generously provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants each year to support efforts that advance the preservation of music and the recorded sound heritage of North America, and research projects related to the impact of music on the human condition. Letters of inquiry are currently being accepted through Oct. 1, 2016, for the 2017 grant cycle. For more information about the Foundation, please visit www.grammyfoundation.org. For breaking news and exclusive content, please "like" GRAMMY in the Schools on Facebook, follow the GRAMMY Foundation on Twitter (@GRAMMYFdn) and join us on Instagram (@GRAMMYFdn).
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