Fans of legendary blues artist B.B. King were less than thrilled with his performance in St. Louis this past weekend. The show is said to have been so bad that people heckled King and others just stormed out in disappointment.

According to reports, B.B. King and his famous guitar Lucille took to the stage at the Peabody Opera House in St. Louis to thunderous applause. However, as the show went on, those applause turned into boos. Many fans categorized the show as painful and erratic. Instead of singing the hell out of his signature songs, King spent more time talking to the audience than anything. Also, concertgoers say King only performed about only a few complete songs. The rest were snippets that ran into each other. To top off all of the madness, the eight-piece band who was backing  B.B. King was constantly missing cues.

The legendary bluesman concluded the show with a fifteen minute rendition on “You Are My Sunshine.” Before he could get to the end of the song, many people walked out.

Every artist has a bad performance. Do thou think that was the case with the legendary 88-year-old guitarist?

6 thoughts on “B.B. King Heckled At St. Louis Show

  1. Anita on said:

    I saw him in Sarasota and the same scenario took place……..including the 15 min rendition of “U r my Sunshine.”

  2. BB KING, I AM SURE IS COMING DOWN IN HIS AGE AND NOT DOING AS WELL AS HE USE TOO. YES HE IS OLD, AND MAYBE SOMETIME DOESN’T (MAYBE) REMEMBER THE WORDS OF THE SONG HE IS SINGING. I AM SAYING PERHAPS !!!!! HOWEVER, IF WE JUST SEARCH OUR MINDS AND HEARTS AND REMEMBER OUR OWN AGES.AIF HE SCREWED UP THEN WHY DIDN’T SOMEONE APPROACH THE MANAGER AND HE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE STOP THE SHOW. AND POOR BB JUST WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN PAID THE FULL PRICE FOR A CONCERT OR WHATEVER. I AM SURE HE WOULD HAVE UNDERSTOOD THE PEOPLE WANTED A SHOW AND HE DID NOT PRODUCE. SNNOT SHOW O, JUST RESPECT THE MAN FOR THE TIME HE HAS GIVEN US ALL HE HAD AND KNOW THAT TIME AS WELL AS PEOPLE CHANGE. AND I AM A SEAMSTRESS AND I CAN ASSURE YOU I CANNOT SEW AS WELL AS I USE TOO AND FOR SURE NOT AS FAST AS I USE TOO. TRY MAKING EIGHT DRESSES A DAY TO ALTERING A PAIR OF PANTS AN HOUR. YES, I AM GETTING OLD AND I AM SLOWER. I MIGHT BE EXAGGERATING A BIT.

  3. pauljack on said:

    Agreed. I went to see him approximately 6 years ago and you could see the writing on the wall back then. He had a long and wonderful run. Time to rest King.

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