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Thursday, 28 May 2015 - 9:41
Memphis bids musical farewell to blues legend B.B. King
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With music, singing and tears, hundreds of mourners in Memphis bade farewell to blues giant B.B. King as his casket, accompanied by his legendary guitar, Lucille, began a drive to his final resting place in Mississippi.

Intermittent thunderstorms dumped rain on mourners, including local dignitaries and King friends and family, as they gathered for the procession down Beale Street, a historic avenue lined with blues clubs and restaurants.

A brass band marched before the hearse, playing "When the Saints Go Marching In," giving the procession the air of a lively Southern jazz funeral.

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