Video: Eric Clapton Thanks B.B. King ‘For All the Inspiration and Encouragement’

Eric Clapton remembered his friend and colleague B.B. King in a video posted to Facebook Friday morning, saying he wanted to express his sadness.

“He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music,” Clapton said in the video below. “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, 15 May 2015