RIP Chuck Berry

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RIP Chuck Berry

Post by gkbill » 18 Mar 2017, 6:40pm

Hello,

RIP Chuck Berry. I saw him at the Lone Star in NYC a long time ago. He was so influential - most people today fail to recognize it.

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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by Silent Majority » 18 Mar 2017, 6:58pm

He's as immortal as his guitar sound and incredible songwriting.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by JohnS » 18 Mar 2017, 7:15pm

I saw Chuck Berry live, twice. I've seen a few 'legends' over the years but with him, I got a really strong sense of, wow, what this fella on stage in front of me is doing has inspired virtually every rock guitarist who is also playing live right now. All round the world. It was weird, and wonderful.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Mar 2017, 7:25pm

Hard to believe he lived as long as he did. All those old timers lived pretty rough lives, but he had an intense life. Of those 50s cats, he's the one who best rivalled Elvis for shaping the aesthetics, aural and visual, of rock n roll.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by Heston » 18 Mar 2017, 7:30pm

Shit.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by Chuck Mangione » 18 Mar 2017, 7:37pm

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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by Wolter » 18 Mar 2017, 8:36pm

Aw fuck.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Mar 2017, 1:24am

Very sad, although to be honest I thought he was dlready dead.

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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by muppet hi fi » 19 Mar 2017, 1:35am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Mar 2017, 7:25pm
Hard to believe he lived as long as he did. All those old timers lived pretty rough lives, but he had an intense life. Of those 50s cats, he's the one who best rivalled Elvis for shaping the aesthetics, aural and visual, of rock n roll.
No patch on Elvis P., but Chuck was the true "King of Rock n' Roll". He influenced waaay more people with his guitar playing alone than even Scotty Moore did with Elvis. His songwriting as well set the template for modern popular music (Elvis couldn't write a song to save his life). He was a better singer than EP, a better performer, and better looking too. And just as weird. But his skin color was wrong.

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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by muppet hi fi » 19 Mar 2017, 1:41am

101Walterton wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 1:24am
Very sad, although to be honest I thought he was dlready dead.
Jesus Christ. Do you think Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard are dead too?

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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by 101Walterton » 19 Mar 2017, 11:16pm

muppet hi fi wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 1:41am
101Walterton wrote:
19 Mar 2017, 1:24am
Very sad, although to be honest I thought he was dlready dead.
Jesus Christ. Do you think Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard are dead too?
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by JennyB » 20 Mar 2017, 9:26am

I am kicking myself for never seeing him at Blueberry Hill. Up until about two years ago, he would play in their Duck Room monthly. About 10 minutes from my house.

He truly meant a lot not only to rock music (obviously), but to St. Louis as well. RIP, Chuck.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by BostonBeaneater » 20 Mar 2017, 10:07am

JennyB wrote:
20 Mar 2017, 9:26am
I am kicking myself for never seeing him at Blueberry Hill. Up until about two years ago, he would play in their Duck Room monthly. About 10 minutes from my house.

He truly meant a lot not only to rock music (obviously), but to St. Louis as well. RIP, Chuck.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by matedog » 20 Mar 2017, 10:13am

Posted to fb, but this was the first album I ever bought:
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Mostly because of Back to the Future and Young Einstein, but it still counts. Like those above me, I regret not seeing him when he was still performing (though it would have definitely been more of a trek for me than Jen).
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Post by matedog » 20 Mar 2017, 10:35am



What the fuck was I thinking when I was like seven?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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