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Old 03-18-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Chuck Berry RIP

RIP @ 90 years old.

Rock 'n Roll legend Chuck Berry has died at 90 | KSDK.com
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Bummer......always loved the Duck Walk.

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Johnny B. Goode, Memphis, Roll Over Beethoven, Back in the USA, Little Queenie, Rock and Roll Music, No Particular Place to Go, Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Maybellene, Sweet Little Sixteen, Thirty Days, Too Much Monkey Business...

Many a garage band, including The Beatles and Rolling Stones, covered Chuck.
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Living in the St. Louis area, we took Chuck for granted. Sorry I never went to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill when he played. Hail Hail Rock and Roll.
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Wow! I was just thinking about him yesterday, and how he, Little Richard, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis--pioneer rock and rollers--were getting awfully old these days, but still kicking it. But not Chuck any more. What an influential master of the art! Thanks, Chuck! (BTW: The first song that the Beatles performed at their first US concert was "Roll Over Beethoven," in honor of their American music hero. "If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." John Lennon.)
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What Wipeout was for high school drummers, Johnny B. Goode was for high school guitarists. Well, that and Stairway to Heaven. RIP, Chuck. Rock and roll wouldn't be the same without you.
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Buddy Holly, Ricky Nelson and now Chuck. RIP

heh heh heh - my mainstays thru High School.
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Loved him. Set the trend for those that followed. He hinted at dancing. MJ confirmed it.
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Loved him. Set the trend for those that followed. He hinted at dancing. MJ confirmed it.
"Gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me". RIP Chuck!
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Greatest of all R&R greats, IMHO.

If you want to hear a great cover of Johnny B. Goode, try Hendrix in the West album. Also on Spotify, a live cut.
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Wow! I was just thinking about him yesterday, and how he, Little Richard, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis--pioneer rock and rollers--were getting awfully old these days, but still kicking it. But not Chuck any more. What an influential master of the art! Thanks, Chuck! (BTW: The first song that the Beatles performed at their first US concert was "Roll Over Beethoven," in honor of their American music hero. "If you had to give Rock 'n' Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry." John Lennon.)
Great video.

I see why he's the father of rock and roll.

Watching, can see his influences on Elvis (the moves) and The Beach Boys (the music). Plus, fun to see a very young Dick Clark and Johnny Carson.
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Aside from the music itself, one thing I recall thinking about from time to time was how clearly he enunciated every word of this songs. No 'misheard lyrics' among his hits. No slurred lines, every word was precise. I liked that, it seemed to present the music very professionally, but didn't take away from that rock-and-roll edge.

That was mentioned in the Tribune article I read this AM. I wonder if it was an intentional thing to maybe appeal to a wider audience?

I forgot about the Carl Sagen letter - cool.

And I thought this was a great tribute, from a few decades ago...

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When you finally figured out what he was doing with that rolling pinky finger up 2 frets......you thought you'd found the key to the universe. That's when my guitar-playing started to make sense.

Bless you Chuck
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Aside from the music itself, one thing I recall thinking about from time to time was how clearly he enunciated every word of this songs. No 'misheard lyrics' among his hits. No slurred lines, every word was precise. I liked that, it seemed to present the music very professionally, but didn't take away from that rock-and-roll edge.
Yeah, that was usually a good thing. However, on his biggest hit of all - My Ding-a-ling - he could have slurred and mumbled however much he wanted, IMO.
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