B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis



B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby wolfgangguhl » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:26 pm

According to Patrick Rocher, B.B. Cunningham, Jerry Lee Lewis' bass player in Memphis was shot dead in Memphis.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby niek81 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:33 pm

wolfgangguhl wrote:According to Patrick Rocher, B.B. Cunningham, Jerry Lee Lewis' bass player in Memphis was shot dead in Memphis.


If it 's true this is unbelievable sad news and shocking.

This is what someone just posted on facebook after someone posted a message that there will only be one BB:
"You got that right!! A true legend, friend, & family!! He will ALWAYS be missed & NEVER FORGOTTEN!! We love you B.B.!!"
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby niek81 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:35 pm

niek81 wrote:
wolfgangguhl wrote:According to Patrick Rocher, B.B. Cunningham, Jerry Lee Lewis' bass player in Memphis was shot dead in Memphis.


If it 's true this is unbelievable sad news and shocking.

This is what someone just posted on facebook after someone posted a message that there will only be one BB:
"You got that right!! A true legend, friend, & family!! He will ALWAYS be missed & NEVER FORGOTTEN!! We love you B.B.!!"


http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/20 ... ppeningnow
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby wolfgangguhl » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:36 pm

According to Patrick, this is 100 % sure. They just don't know yet whether he was shot or shot himself.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby PeterC » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:39 pm

Does that report definitely refer to B.B. Niek?

Very sad news if it's true!
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby niek81 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:43 pm

PeterC wrote:Does that report definitely refer to B.B. Niek?

Very sad news if it's true!


I don't know. I just checked the Memphis news papers. But his grand daughter posted this on facebook:
"Maria Cunningham He was the best grandfather ever. Rest in peace "
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby PeterC » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:05 pm

I've just phoned Barrie Gamblin with the news so that he can tell other people who aren't on the internet.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby Piet » Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:12 pm

So the securityguard was B.B and he was shot during a buglery or something???
I hate to see such a good man go, for sure he's up to heaven.
I know someone upthere who will be glad to see him :!:
Thanks for all the good times B.B.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby thrund » Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:58 am

Such sad news...may he Rest In Peace!

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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby bailbath » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:33 am

He always came across as such a nice genuine person. When me and Karen spent a bit of time with him in Germany he proved that. We had a good laugh with him, chatted a lot and he was a highlight of a great time we all had.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby PeterC » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:49 am

From Kerrie on Facebook:

Is everyone all cozy now and asleep? Well I hope not because none of us are safe anymore!! Does everyone have your doors and windows locked? Your alarm systems on and your guns loaded?? Well I hope so because the beautiful city that we all grew up in and walked to school in, no longer exist!! If our precious BB CUNNINGHAM can be taken from us in such violence than none of us our safe anymore period!! While we were all sleeping the night away, this gentle soul was out there protecting others and paying for it with his life! I hope this city wakes up soon!! There is just no way I can comprehend this anymore. Love you BB!! I pray this city will somehow someway go out of their way to HONOR such a wonderful gentle soul!! You are a JEWEL that will forever shine bright!!
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby PeterC » Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:49 am

I hope we get an official tribute / statement from Jerry... I know he's never done it when previous band members have died, but I think this is the first time that a current band member rather than a former band member has died (only other one I can think of is possibly Bill Strom though I think he'd quit actually working for Jerry through ill-health weeks before he died). All very sad.
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby Piet » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:07 am

Well, that cosy Memphis was gone long time ago and this is the reality, so sad for B.B. he didn't deserve this at all.
Let's see about JLL, I don't think he will show up at the funeral (due to his leg, I guess :roll: )
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Re: B.B. Cunningham shot dead in Memphis

Postby jayhawks » Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:33 am

so sad-
at least, they arrested someone;

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Gary Cunningham (5 hours): "Got him, he's in jail behind bars. I love you dad. I will miss you."
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