THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
556-B.B.King-The Thrill Is Gone.
1969-Did not chart in the UK.
Best Bit-At 3.13.His nickname was ‘The King Of The Blues.’
B.B.King was one of the most influential Blues musicians of all time,he died in 2015 at the age of 89.
‘The Thrill Is Gone’ was originally written and recorded in 1951 by Blues musician Roy Hawkins.
The song is about moving on from a relationship that has gone bad,(a usual subject for a Blues song.)King recorded the song several times but didn’t like any of the results.Producer Bill Szymczyk,who would later go on to produce The Eagles suggested adding strings.The addition pleased King and gave him his first million selling record.
‘The thrill is gone away you know you done me wrong baby.’
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