BB KING on why he never sang and played at the same time. “I always
had problems playing and singing simultaneously. I’ve got stupid fingers and funny ears. They never worked at the same time. Still don’t.”
STRANGER ON THE SHORE: Who was the first Brit to top the USA charts? Not the Beatles, not the Stones, not the Hermits, not Elton John. It was Acker Bilk’s swoony cheek to cheek, clarinet instrumental, Stranger on the Shore in 1962.