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Edge Pays Back BB King

By on December 30, 2010 in The Things You Learn with 0 Comments

Here’s one for “The Things You Learn” department: During the Lovetown tour, Edge and BB King (and others, probably) played a lot of poker. On one occasion, they apparently had a pretty big poker match going while the tour was in Sydney, Australia. Seems like there was one hand where the pot was at several hundred dollars, but Edge was out of money. He had to borrow $100 from BB King just to stay in the match.

Some time later, Edge paid BB back with this framed plaque:


It’s a little blurry, but the plaque says

There’s no shame in being beaten by a Master. Sydney Australia – November 1989

That image is from a book called The B.B. King Treasures.

Pretty cool, eh? The things you learn from writing a book…

(thx to Chris for the tip and info on this)

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