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« on: March 18, 2017, 03:29:06 PM »

A huge legacy this man leaves behind.
https://nytimes.com/2017/03/18/arts/chuck-berry-dead.html
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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 03:29:46 PM »

Woah... Cry
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 03:32:02 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 03:34:49 PM »

R.I.P. Mr. Berry. Thank you for being the man who made pretty much ALL THE MUSIC I love possible.
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 03:41:29 PM »

You Never Can Tell must be one of the greatest rock songs of all time. His influence on music that came after him cannot be understated. A true pioneer and an inspiration to Brian and the Boys.
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 03:50:23 PM »

Just saw it on facebook. Have to look for further info
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 03:57:26 PM »

Chuck was one of rock'n'roll's premier raconteurs (the other was Eddie Cochran).

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 03:59:22 PM »

Hadn't heard much from him for ages, then a few weeks ago read he was recording a new album. Always seems to happen like this. Someone re enters your consciouness and then they're gone.

There are so few musicians you can call living legends. He was one.
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« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 04:05:40 PM »

Chuck Berry, wild man of rock who helped define its rebellious spirit, dies at 90


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« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 04:31:59 PM »

You Never Can Tell must be one of the greatest rock songs of all time.
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« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 04:38:06 PM »

You Never Can Tell must be one of the greatest rock songs of all time. His influence on music that came after him cannot be understated. A true pioneer and an inspiration to Brian and the Boys.

 Rock! Rock!  Hard to imagine what  would have gone down without him. RIP, Chuck.
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« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 05:21:01 PM »

Music as we know it would not exist without Chuck Berry.
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 05:51:06 PM »

It's very strange to think of a world without him. He, in many ways, helped create the world that exists today.
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« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 07:08:11 PM »

RIP. Sad
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« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2017, 08:36:15 PM »

Very sad to hear this.
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« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2017, 08:53:15 PM »

Today, we have lost not just a mere legend, but arguably one of the most important music figures of the 20th Century.

Chuck Berry was somebody who wasn't without controversy. But he was the man who perhaps more than anyone else shaped the burgeoning genre that is Rock & Roll, and may very well have been the single most influential musician and guitarist of the last 70 years.

To me and many others, Chuck was, is and always will be the King of Rock & Roll. He did more for the genre (musically, culturally, lyrically and its definition) than any other person - not to take anything away from the other giants of the genre, such as Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. Although he was 90 years old, he remained active to the end, working on what would turn out to be his final album - and his first album since 1979.

So much has been said already about Chuck by so many, particularly from later rock icons that came in his wake, and who arguably owe Chuck with their careers. This is why there has been a great outpouring of grief not just from fans and music aficionados, but from all the famous professionals that were influenced by him. We have well and truly lost a musical titan.

In the top tier of rock and roll legends, we are now left with just Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. Appreciate them while they're still around.

But for now, we shall mourn Chuck Berry.
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2017, 09:09:01 PM »

Today, we have lost not just a mere legend, but arguably one of the most important music figures of the 20th Century.

Chuck Berry was somebody who wasn't without controversy. But he was the man who perhaps more than anyone else shaped the burgeoning genre that is Rock & Roll, and may very well have been the single most influential musician and guitarist of the last 70 years.

To me and many others, Chuck was, is and always will be the King of Rock & Roll. He did more for the genre (musically, culturally, lyrically and its definition) than any other person - not to take anything away from the other giants of the genre, such as Little Richard, Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis. Although he was 90 years old, he remained active to the end, working on what would turn out to be his final album - and his first album since 1979.

So much has been said already about Chuck by so many, particularly from later rock icons that came in his wake, and who arguably owe Chuck with their careers. This is why there has been a great outpouring of grief not just from fans and music aficionados, but from all the famous professionals that were influenced by him. We have well and truly lost a musical titan.

In the top tier of rock and roll legends, we are now left with just Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Fats Domino. Appreciate them while they're still around.

But for now, we shall mourn Chuck Berry.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XSaKQlBZuE

The greatest concert I ever saw was 1995, Chuck Berry and Little Richard at the Puyallup Fair. Both still had it! Chuck opened and went through that great catalog of songs, had a great band backing him up, the love flowed from the stage to the crowd and back. Then Richard came out with his great band and rocked us again. Hard to top that. I've always wanted to be able to sing like Richard - I can't. Always wanted to play guitar like Chuck - well, i'm working on it.
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« Reply #17 on: March 18, 2017, 11:07:23 PM »

Chuck Berry was the original guitar hero. He practically invented the concept. He also wrote his own songs, which was a big deal in the 1950's.
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« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 01:12:57 AM »

A DJ on the radio today said something I had never heard tonight.  He was talking about the Sweet Little Sixteen/Surfin' USA connection/theft.  He said Brian Wilson didn't realize he was ripping Chuck Berry off- Brian figured that the melody and chord structure were so natural, that he thought it was up for grabs.  Kind of like a 500 year-old folk song, or the standard structure of a blues tune. 

Not sure if it's true or not, but it's an interesting perspective. 
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 01:25:44 AM »

CNN


Legendary musician Chuck Berry dies at 90

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Remembering Chuck Berry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf0qYLcHhX0


Chuck Berry Dies At 90

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Music Legend Chuck Berry Dead at 90

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« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 02:04:45 AM »

The greatest concert I ever saw was 1995, Chuck Berry and Little Richard at the Puyallup Fair. Both still had it! Chuck opened and went through that great catalog of songs, had a great band backing him up, the love flowed from the stage to the crowd and back. Then Richard came out with his great band and rocked us again. Hard to top that. I've always wanted to be able to sing like Richard - I can't. Always wanted to play guitar like Chuck - well, i'm working on it.
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« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2017, 03:10:17 AM »

No Chuck, no rock. Period.
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« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2017, 07:53:48 AM »

I am so sad to hear about Chuck Berry passing - a big inspiration! He will be missed by everyone who loves Rock 'n Roll. Love & Mercy
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« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2017, 01:41:29 PM »

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/brian-wilson-on-chuck-berry-he-taught-me-how-to-write-rock-w472776
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« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2017, 02:09:40 PM »

YEP .. Chuck Berry invented rock + roll guitar.. You combine his style with BB King"s style and what have you got..ROCK  + ROLL....
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