Friday, September 6, 2013

Blues legend B.B. King performing in November

The thrill returns to Springfield on Nov. 17 when blues music legend B.B. King performs.

King, whose long list of hits going back to the 1950s includes “Paying the Cost to Be the Boss,” “I Like to Live the Love” and “The Thrill is Gone,” performs at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Sangamon Auditorium, on the University of Illinois Springfield campus. Backpack Jones opens for King.

The concert is just two days after classic rock band Foreigner performs at the auditorium. Nearly 60 years ago, King had his first hit singles on the Billboard R&B chart with “Ten Long Years” and “Every Day I Have the Blues.”

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on September 6, 2013.

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