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#21 User is offline   Rabs 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:58 PM

View PostDennis G, on 18 March 2017 - 05:04 PM, said:

As John Lennon once said, (paraphrasing here) "If you could give Rock n Roll another name, it would be Chuck Berry". Long live Chuck.

Yeah RIP Chuck...

I hope they are jamming together once again...

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 09:59 PM

I saw a vid of Chuck Berry schooling the **** out of Keith Richards...looking for it I found this gem. Him talking about his early influences and playing. SO COOL!!

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

Chuck Berry`s music made my life more enjoyable .
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:06 AM

I have seen a lot of concerts in my time but his is one that I never got to see and I regret that. Thanks to the true King Of Rock and Roll we all owe you a great deal. Rest in Peace Chuck you changed so many lives.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:20 AM

Chuck was the man who defined modern guitar playing, something that we all take for granted now. There can be no doubt that his influence lives on in all modern western music and he touched everyone's lives even if a lot of youth doesn't even know who he was. Although it comes as no surprise, after all he was 90 years old it is still a shock, the Monarch of rock'n'roll is dead. RIP Chuck.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:27 AM

View PostIzzy, on 18 March 2017 - 09:59 PM, said:

I saw a vid of Chuck Berry schooling the **** out of Keith Richards...looking for it I found this gem. Him talking about his early influences and playing. SO COOL!!

Chuck low key


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:37 AM

Chuck Berry was a legend and I am glad that I got to see him live 15 years ago. Rest in peace Chuck.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:53 AM

He was a great player and song writer.....not such a great human being.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:55 AM

Sad news, truly the king of rock and roll for me. I great guitar player, the master of the double stop.

I saw him at the Speak Easy in London,early seventies,he was not exactly communicative with the audience just played and left but great show all the same.

I think he is the last of the guitar playing rockers to go,it leaves Jerry lee Lewis so perhaps piano players live longer than guitarists!
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

Mr. Berry and Mr. Presley are the two most important people in early Rock. Everyone after owes them a debt.

Chuck gave is the first R&R sweetheart, "Sweet Little Sixteen", the first R&R guitar hero "Johnny B Goode" and so much more.

Thanks for the music Chuck. Too bad I never got to play with you. That would have been great fun.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:20 AM

Cruel reality once more.
As with everyone. RIP, Chuck Berry.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:31 AM

View PostAllenjason95, on 19 March 2017 - 05:53 AM, said:

He was a great player and song writer.....not such a great human being.


I've heard this elsewhere...but have no idea what people are referring to. Either way, it is best to remember the good, the legacy, the music.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:41 AM

RIP Chuck


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:43 AM

View PostIzzy, on 19 March 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

I've heard this elsewhere...but have no idea what people are referring to. Either way, it is best to remember the good, the legacy, the music.



I agree we all make mistakes and I made more than most.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 10:58 AM

The Father of Rock & Roll guitar, he influenced many. RIP
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

kelly campbell said:

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I agree we all make mistakes and I made more than most.


I did not know him personally, the first LP I ever bought was Berry on Top. I still have it.
While in high school in 1944 he and some friends robbed a store at gun point using a non functioning weapon, the get away car broke down and he flagged down a passing car, took it at gun point, spent a few years in reform school. He had been married to the same woman since 1948, a year after his release. In the early 50s he started playing with the Johnnie Johnson's Trio and started honing his writing and playing style which was influenced by T-Bone Walker.
The rest is pretty much history as the cliche goes, at the pinnacle of his success he was charged and convicted on a trumped up charge of transporting a juvenile across state lines for the purpose of intercource which he was fined 5k and sentenced to five years, on appeal it was dismissed due to racists remarks made by the judge and the prosecutor.
IMO it was a small town cop and judge trying to take down what they saw as a uppity n----.
Nothing more than a lynching one of the shameful occurrences common to the era.That his marriage survived all of this is a testament to him and his wife. After the trial he changed, his performances were more mechanical, there was less banter between him and the audience. He was more cautious, he had learned the lesson from the white jury and judge, "You can sell your music to us, but you can't be one of us"
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:04 PM

Yep, another legend gone. RIP Chuck.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:16 PM

Sad day... always enjoyed the duck walk and of course the playing
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:39 PM

View PostIzzy, on 19 March 2017 - 10:31 AM, said:

I've heard this elsewhere...but have no idea what people are referring to. Either way, it is best to remember the good, the legacy, the music.

We all have our demons, don't we? I agree Izzy, let's remember the good stuff.

From today's LA Times (front page, no less):
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