KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- If you were lucky enough to meet B.B. King you'll never forget it. Fans say his personality was bigger than life, and he had a way of making you feel as though you were the only two people in the room.
But, King had diabetes and often did not feel well enough to have company after shows.
Local attorney Kevin Regan said he met King twice, both times were on King's tour bus. Regan said he will never forget the time King signed his guitar.
"I said, 'does B.B. have grandkids that like football?' They said yes. I said, 'do you think he might like a football signed by Tony Gonzalez?' He said, 'you got one of those?' I said, 'I do in my trunk.' I ran to my trunk and got it and gave it to B.B., and we had a nice visit. He was kind enough to sign a guitar that I gave to a charity auction," Regan said.
When King was on tour, he performed nearly 300 nights per year. Fans had ample opportunities to see King perform live.