Rolling Stones' Wyman Recalls B.B. King Guitar Lesson
The Stones first met him in 1969 when they toured the US and invited him to join them. Wyman tells the BBC: "I was able to stand side stage and just watch B.B. with his band. You realized just what a talent he was. It was the way he played."
The last time he met King was in 2009. He remembers: "He could do that tremolo beautifully. He asked me if I could do it, and I said, 'No, I'm a bass player.' He sat me down with his guitar and I tried to do it - but it was impossible for me. He kept saying, 'Come on, you can do it.' He was so sweet."
Wyman adds: "He had a lot of humor and he told wonderful stories about the past. He influenced so many guitarists with that style. He was unique. He's a giant of the 20th century, like Ray Charles, Louie Armstrong, Duke Ellington and people like that. He was really loved." Read more here.
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