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B.B. King apologizes for bad night

– Blues guitarist B.B. King wants his St. Louis fans to give him another chance after an erratic performance led to catcalls and walkouts.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer apologized Tuesday for what his publicists called “a bad night for one of America’s living blues legends.”

The statement says King, 88, and his band had returned from a four-week break before the April 4 show at the Peabody Opera House. The band drove straight to eastern Missouri from Las Vegas, a 24-hour, 1,600-mile trip. And King missed that day’s diabetes medication, resulting in elevated blood sugar.

That combination “resulted in a performance that did not match Mr. King’s usual standard of excellence,” reads the statement, which was issued on behalf of King by the venue. “Mr. King apologizes and humbly asks for the understanding of his fans.”

Concertgoers said King’s rambling set featured few complete songs, long-winded soliloquies, a band that missed its cues and a 15-minute singalong of “You Are My Sunshine.”

– Associated Press

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