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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject: RIP Chuck Berry

One of the most influential artists ever. He was 90. RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:31 pm    Post subject:

I was just playing My Ding-A-Ling when I heard this, oh wait ...
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:06 pm    Post subject:

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Chuck Berry was rock's greatest practitioner, guitarist, and the greatest pure rock 'n' roll writer who ever lived.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:08 pm    Post subject:

A true OG. RIP.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject:

RIP Johnny B. Goode; Jan 6, 1958 ~ Mar 18, 2017.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject:

Have to admit I thought he was already dead

A musician living to 90 is rather amazing considering many of his peers tend to die much younger than that.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:20 pm    Post subject:

Hail, hail, Rock-n-Roll!

RIP and Thank you Mr. Berry
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:40 pm    Post subject:

He lived a long life of rock n roll. RIP Chuck Berry
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject:

Now owning the stage in rock and roll heaven. RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject:

Not many musicians more influential than Chuck Berry. RIP
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:27 pm    Post subject:

Very influential artist. Along with Elvis, pretty much started rock and roll.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject:

RIP, he lived a long happy life.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:58 pm    Post subject:

While he ultimately got some of the credit he deserved, he didn't really get the benefit of it, but I think he just liked being out on that stage. Rip to the real king.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:16 am    Post subject:

So grateful that we could enjoy his performances for such a long time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 6:12 am    Post subject:

My guitar heroes are leaving me. First Scotty Moore, now Chuck . I read somewhere that he planned on releasing a new album this year. His first in 38 years!

Wonder if he even started recording it and/or if there is enough material to release it still.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:02 am    Post subject:

When I saw the post this is the first thing that came to mind. Danced the "swing" on Johnny B Good. RIP
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
When I saw the post this is the first thing that came to mind. Danced the "swing" on Johnny B Good. RIP


When I read your post that was the first thing that came to my mind. It will always be one of my favorite songs. I wonder how many artists have covered that song?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject:

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Have to admit I thought he was already dead

A musician living to 90 is rather amazing considering many of his peers tend to die much younger than that.


Plus, how many musicians from the nascent cradle of rock 'n roll are still alive? It was a miracle even one was left for as long as Chuck lived. And then the sheer number of musicians who died from transpo accidents and drink/drugs is staggering. Ritchie Valens didn't make it past age 17. How many miles did Chuck F'in Berry log over his life, playing for as long as he did? He's gotta be high up there in the annals of flyer mile records.

He was a stubborn man and could be tempestuous and lash out even at friends (he once punched Keith Richards for touching his guitar, for example), but it's hard to blame a black musician of the 50s/60s era being edgy about life in the United States of America. He did 20 months in prison, essentially for an offense related to prostitution (he liked them young like Jerry Lee Louis). That's one I didn't know before reading his obit on NYT. He learned to operate like people were out to take his money. Again, not a paranoia without basis considering the industry.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:42 am    Post subject:

Sad that the early years of rock are slowly being forgotten. K-earth 101 doesn't even play music from the 50s anymore.

I doubt most millenials who haven't seen Back to the Future would even recognize his name.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:34 pm    Post subject:

To a fellow St Louisan, a job well done sir! My favorite Chuck Berry tune https://youtu.be/t6OS_ItMGpc
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:53 am    Post subject:

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Sad that the early years of rock are slowly being forgotten. K-earth 101 doesn't even play music from the 50s anymore.

I doubt most millenials who haven't seen Back to the Future would even recognize his name.


That's how I know I'm getting old. Hearing Janet Jackson and Madonna, music that I remember listening to on the radio.

It's a shame they don't play more 50s and 60s. I remember growing up with "Dream Lover" "Wake Up Little Susie" Del Shannon's "Runaway" etc.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:35 am    Post subject:

Hammett wrote:
I doubt most millenials who haven't seen Back to the Future would even recognize his name.


Just about a week ago, I saw an amusing string of posts in a YT viewer recap video of BTTF 1 where (I'm strongly guessing) a Millennial poster claimed that scene where Chuck's cousin held the phone up to Marty playing was racist because it showed Marty appropriating the music of Chuck Berry and thus, Marty McFly was the force behind Chuck's future career. It may have been a troll, but if I didn't know any better... He reeled in a few galled repliers either way. To Marty's credit, he also had a Van Halen tape in his pocket. I'll have to see the scene again to see if Marty was already veering off of Johnny B. Good into the metal stuff as Chuck was listening.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:25 pm    Post subject:

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Hammett wrote:
I doubt most millenials who haven't seen Back to the Future would even recognize his name.


Just about a week ago, I saw an amusing string of posts in a YT viewer recap video of BTTF 1 where (I'm strongly guessing) a Millennial poster claimed that scene where Chuck's cousin held the phone up to Marty playing was racist because it showed Marty appropriating the music of Chuck Berry and thus, Marty McFly was the force behind Chuck's future career. It may have been a troll, but if I didn't know any better... He reeled in a few galled repliers either way. To Marty's credit, he also had a Van Halen tape in his pocket. I'll have to see the scene again to see if Marty was already veering off of Johnny B. Good into the metal stuff as Chuck was listening.


That's hilarious! People nowadays have no sense of humor whatsoever.
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