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The music world shared tributes Friday honoring beloved bluesman B.B. King, who died Thursday at age 89 in his Las Vegas home.
A long list of entertainers have acknowledged King and his legendary guitar licks as inspirations — including the Beatles, Lenny Kravitz, and Eric Clapton, who collaborated with King on the Grammy-winning 2000 album "Riding with the King."
"He was a beacon for all of us who loved this kind of music, and I thank him from the bottom of my heart," Clapton said in a video posted to Facebook.
Other musicians described the impact of his talent:
- B.B. King, 'King of the Blues,' Dead at Age 89
- Gallery: B.B. King: Life of a Blues Legend and Guitar Hero