Clapton let the world know how he’s feeling in a video he uploaded to Facebook today (May 15), in which he eulogizes King’s passing and urges his audience to listen to his music.
“He was a beacon for all of us who love this kind of music,” says Clapton in the video. “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.”
He goes on to add that King’s music has become a “thing of the past.”