November VIIth, MMXV
Hon. Dave Eggen, B. Ed., MLA, Minister of Education, New Democratic, Edmonton-Calder
Congressman Bennie Thompson of Mississippi chimes in with a commentary on the late talented artist B.B. King who along with being a blues great was born in Mississippi. When a talented artisan or person passes, its only fitting that Bennie issue a statement as B.B. was a teacher to many students of music & a wonderful representative musician of his state in the world of music.
"Mississippi is the birthplace of the Blues & today it has lost one of its favorite sons. B.B. King, born & raised in Indianola, Mississippi, is one of the giants of American music & it is with great sadness that I give my most heartfelt condolences to his family, extended musical family & countless friends."
Source: Congressional Representative Bennie Thompson, Democratic-Mississippi, The IInd District.