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Chuck Berry gone at 90
« on: March 18, 2017, 05:34:43 PM »
 So long Chuck , and thanks for everything  :bow:

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 05:44:07 PM »
RIP. Say hello to Beethoven.


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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 05:56:57 PM »
Johnny b Goode.

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 06:29:25 PM »
Oh, he'll be rockin' with us forever!
I really can't imagine what popular music would have been like without him.
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 06:46:11 PM »
Hail Hail Rock n Roll!  (I know I know, he didn't write it, but he WAS it)
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2017, 06:58:34 PM »

His mother told him, "Someday you will be a man,
And you will be the leader of a big old band.
Many people coming from miles around
To hear you play your music when the sun go down.
Maybe someday your name will be in lights
Saying 'Johnny B. Goode tonight'."

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2017, 07:18:02 PM »
'Oh, Maybellene, why cantcha be true...."
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2017, 07:40:43 PM »
 You never can tell was my favorite Chuck song .

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2017, 08:20:21 PM »
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2017, 08:22:06 PM »
I got to see him at the Jazz Fest one year. Dude could put on a show.
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 08:30:07 PM »
 John Lennon once said , "If we didn't call it rock & roll we could just call it Chuck Berry" , or something like that  :laugh:

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2017, 08:33:55 PM »
Best quote of all from David Letterman regarding the Voyager spacecraft and its cargo of a disc with samples of Earth music....

"The aliens have responded with a message: 'Send MORE Chuck Berry!'"

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2017, 10:01:36 PM »
RIP. 
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2017, 10:53:00 PM »
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2017, 05:14:52 AM »
 Hearing Chuck Berry as a kid in the 50's hooked me on R&R....If it wasn't for him and Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, etc., we all may have been stuck with country and east coast Du Wop, :azn:
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2017, 07:44:49 AM »
 There was and always will be, only one Chuck Berry.
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2017, 08:04:27 AM »
RIP Maestro, and thankyou.

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #17 on: March 19, 2017, 09:20:31 AM »
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #18 on: March 19, 2017, 09:50:34 AM »
while rock and roll is in known for white guys trying to sound black, Chuck invented rock and roll by imitating and mocking white country music. 
 
it's hard to imagine what we would be listening to today without Chuck.  Perhaps the greatest influence on popular music and music in general than anyone in history. 
 
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2017, 10:30:16 AM »
while rock and roll is in known for white guys trying to sound black, Chuck invented rock and roll by imitating and mocking white country music. 
 
it's hard to imagine what we would be listening to today without Chuck.  Perhaps the greatest influence on popular music and music in general than anyone in history. 
 
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 He didn't invent R&R but made it popular for whites....Rocket 88 is said to be the first real R&R song in 1951 .Chuck did make the guitar lead the R&R signature...There are songs from the late 40 that also have R&R elements

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lqJk5JzeA
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #20 on: March 19, 2017, 10:46:40 AM »

  Has anyone told Tchaikovsy the news??
    RIP Mr. Berry :bow:


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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #21 on: March 19, 2017, 11:08:42 AM »
He didn't invent R&R but made it popular for whites....Rocket 88 is said to be the first real R&R song in 1951 .Chuck did make the guitar lead the R&R signature...There are songs from the late 40 that also have R&R elements

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gbfnh1oVTk0

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_lqJk5JzeA

I might disagree, Rockin 88 and Rock Around the Clock were earlier than Chuck.  But Ike and Haley's bands had horns and saxes, Chuck was all guitar and keys- like a country western  band.
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #22 on: March 19, 2017, 11:11:05 AM »
Owner of Wenzville, Missouri's favorite restaraunt with camera's in the ladies room. :undecided:

I was debating whether or not it was too soon to "celebrate" Chuck's freaky side.   :evil:
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #23 on: March 19, 2017, 11:30:57 AM »
I was debating whether or not it was too soon to "celebrate" Chuck's freaky side.   :evil:

 Show me a famous person who did NOT have a freaky side . Hell , show me some not famous people who don't have a freaky side , and remember , I know a bunch of you
guys  :laugh:

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2017, 11:32:34 AM »
I might disagree, Rockin 88 and Rock Around the Clock were earlier than Chuck.  But Ike and Haley's bands had horns and saxes, Chuck was all guitar and keys- like a country western  band.

   You are correct about the C/W guitar influence...but it's the lead and rhythm beat that makes it R&R, not the actual choice of instruments...In my opinion...
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #25 on: March 19, 2017, 12:05:11 PM »
   You are correct about the C/W guitar influence...but it's the lead and rhythm beat that makes it R&R, not the actual choice of instruments...In my opinion...

I'll quote Mark Knopfler .....

They don't give a damn about any trumpet playin' band
It ain't what they call rock and roll
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #26 on: March 19, 2017, 12:11:02 PM »
We backed him one evening.  Interesting to say the least.  RIP.
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #27 on: March 19, 2017, 01:23:25 PM »
I don't know that I'm any more a fan of Chuck Berry than everyone else is a fan of him, but for some reason, and not remotely kidding here, when I am out on the big highway and really getting on it a bit, getting away or around cars, I will almost always inadvertantly start singing Maybelline to myself.  Curious but it makes perfect sense in so many ways.  :thumb:

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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #28 on: March 19, 2017, 04:22:19 PM »
I'll quote Mark Knopfler .....

They don't give a damn about any trumpet playin' band
It ain't what they call rock and roll

 Him and his band don't do Rock and Roll the way I like it   :grin: I prefer a piano lead rather than a guitar and a few horns are ok so long as it stays away from jazz and they are background...And steady beat because I like to dance  :wink:...But gitar R&R is also just fine...
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Re: Chuck Berry gone at 90
« Reply #29 on: March 19, 2017, 06:17:57 PM »
90 years old, his music was our youth.  RIP

 


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