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#1 User is offline   LarryUK 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:28 PM

I can't believe it. The king of the lick has gone.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

Oh dear, a very bright light has just gone out from so many lives. A rare talent who influenced millions.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:50 PM

Bummer. RIP Chuck. Gonna listen to Wee Wee Hours.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

He was 90.

Amen and R.I.P.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:54 PM

My buddy just told me that. Damn! We're gonna have to play Johnny B Good at tonight's gig.

RIP Chuck
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:02 PM

Bad news sure travels fast. The news just hit the local wire here in his (and my) hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. Here's a very good biographical write-up from our local paper:

http://www.stltoday....bf7674372e.html

I certainly couldn't call him a "friend", but I can say I did know him. Our paths crossed many times over the years, which did include doing one concert with him.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:04 PM

View Postjdgm, on 18 March 2017 - 04:54 PM, said:

He was 90.

Amen and R.I.P.

As John Lennon once said, (paraphrasing here) "If you could give Rock n Roll another name, it would be Chuck Berry". Long live Chuck.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:40 PM

Wonder why Gibson didnt attempt a reissue of the Berry Guitar ? He out of most should of had a Sig series.. .. He changed the style of playing all to well..

RIP Mr Berry..
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:45 PM

A Chuck Berry Tribute guitar would be entirely appropriate
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:50 PM

To me he was Mr Rock 'n' Roll, Mr ES-350 T, Mr ES-355, and Mr ES-335. In 1986 he was among the first to be induced into the newly established Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

Probably Rock 'n' Roll heaven deserves its name from now on.

Thank you, Chuck, for creating Rock 'n 'Roll.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:53 PM

Yeah, I first heard him in 1952 or 54. The real king of Rock and Roll. Chuck Berry passed away today (Octoner 18, 1926 - today) 90 years. Back in the day.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:23 PM

I just saw this, he was really an innovator and influenced EVERYBODY with that big red guitar.
RIP, Mr. Berry.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:28 PM

Sad news, what a life he lived, a true pioneer of Rock and Roll who inspired generations of other artist, he was the first African American rocker to capture the white audience, the fact that his career spanned so many decades and continues to be viable says more about his genius than my humble utterances can hope to.
He announced last December that he was working on a new album of new material. A player to the end...
Thank you Mr. Berry, there will never be another like you.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 06:29 PM

If I had to pay a dollar for every song of his we played over the decades I would still be forever in debt. If you wanted the dance floor full - you played this man's music because everyone knew it. R.I.P. sir. You will me missed but never forgotten. Rest well - you earned it. [sad]
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:25 PM

CB's guitar playing was the single thing which most inspired me to take the instrument seriously as a teenager. I'm pleased to say that my teenage daughter also perks up when Johnny B Goode comes on the car stereo.

I guess he reached a point where he had no particular place to go. Roll over Beethoven indeed.

Did he actually complete the new album which he was talking about before Christmas? Would be nice to think there was one last record for us to hear.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:35 PM

As a kid growing up with AC/DC being far and away my favourite band and what made me love guitar rock (and eventually to be my chosen instrument) the clear and obvious impact of Chuck Berry's approach to music through them has been profound in my life to this day. A giant of rock music and popular culture broadly.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 07:37 PM

jdgm said:

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He was 90.

Amen and R.I.P.


Indeed. We just heard at home today, Deb looked up his age. Always hard to see folks go but 90 or beyond is a good old age, not many that hit that number.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 08:44 PM

A big bummer to me. Although he did live to a nice old age. More so than the others I really enjoy listening to that are no longer here.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:01 PM

Sad news. RIP Chuck.
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