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RIP Chuck Berry

Postby runcible » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:22 pm

Just heard about this. How the hell did he make it to 90?!!

Whatever people say about the man he changed music forever in a way few people ever have. Genius? Yeah I reckon so. Despite the unsavoury side of his character.... Some respect is due. He practically invented rock n' roll.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Postby olan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:02 am

runcible wrote:Just heard about this. How the hell did he make it to 90?!!

Whatever people say about the man he changed music forever in a way few people ever have. Genius? Yeah I reckon so. Despite the unsavoury side of his character.... Some respect is due. He practically invented rock n' roll.


As ever, trust the art and not the artist. I like Springsteen's quote about how important Chuck Berry was to Rock and Roll. He said something along the lines of 'The first time I heard a Chuck Berry riff, Keith Richards was playing it'. :D

EDIT: This took a while to find. It really says it all.

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Legend.

RIP.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Postby FM Spaceman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:37 am

RIP Chuck B
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Postby spzretent » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:23 am

I give massive respect to Chuck Berry. Without him no Beatles, No Stones. Listen to his records. He didn't just write songs. He wrote Rock 'N Roll standards.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Postby BROKENHEART » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 am

Chuck Berry an Icon when the word is thrown around to people not deserving,the man was a total Icon. Can't imagine Rock and roll without him . Another greatly influential musician gone. Such a defined guitar style and so many songs.
R.I.P. Mr Rock and roll.
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Re: RIP Chuck Berry

Postby is » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:09 pm

A week later, I just read a column by Hadley Freeman, based on the entirely false premise:

"Why do we turn a blind eye to Berry’s convictions, but not Roman Polanski’s?"

Which ignores the fact that every SINGLE notice in the few days after he died, his convictions were pretty much front and centre - at least half the paragraphs in one report. Not to mention the fact that 'we' (who?) don't turn a blind eye to Roman Polanski's crimes, because they're a good deal more reprehensible - not to mention the fact that he's been, basically, on the run ever since instead of facing up to his punishment.

RIP Chuck, you awful, brilliant man.
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