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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:19 PM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:24 PM

Truly a legend. RIP Chuck.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:26 PM

Legend indeed. He had a good run and left his mark.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:36 PM

View PostGreeneKing, on 18 March 2017 - 10:26 PM, said:

Legend indeed. He had a good run and left his mark.

He did indeed, on both counts.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:39 PM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

He changed the world of music. RIP.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 10:59 PM

Extraordinary to think he was several years older than my Dad!

I grew up listening to Chuck and Elvis and The Beatles.

So that's just Sir Paul and Ringo left ...
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

View PostHappy Jack, on 18 March 2017 - 10:59 PM, said:

Extraordinary to think he was several years older than my Dad!

I grew up listening to Chuck and Elvis and The Beatles.

So that's just Sir Paul and Ringo left ...

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:07 PM

Sad to say that you're about right.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:17 PM

What can you say about Chuck Berry, except legend
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

THE reason I started playing music.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:24 PM

Truly one of the original legends. Perhaps a flawed genius in his later years, but that shouldn't detract from his contribution to music and the influence he had.
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 11:54 PM

Always a genius. RIP Chuck. Treated very badly in the beginning and, sadly, spent the rest of his life trying to get even.

There will be a lot of Chuck Berry songs being added to set lists around the world over the next few weeks.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:04 AM

An originator and a pioneer the like of which doesn't exist anymore. RIP.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:08 AM

RIP.

Very sad news!

He's one of the very few musicians and songwriters who's songs we all will have played at one time or another in our own musical careers. As such, his reach and influence can't be overstated..

As Jack said, only Sir Paul and Ringo left now.


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Posted 19 March 2017 - 12:41 AM

While he didn't invent the electric guitar solo, he's certainly the guy who brought it to the masses.

Everyone who's ever played in a guitar band, from whatever genre, should be doffing their cap today.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:28 AM

The first poet of rock'n'roll, the great R&B-to-pop crossover pioneer, inventor of the guitar riff, practically. What a legend.

I'd say Paul'n'Ringo are in another, later category... there's only Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard left now.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 01:54 AM

He saw and heard something in his head that was unbelievable and he shared it with us.

RIP Chuck Berry

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 02:10 AM

Very sad news. RIP Mr Berry
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:06 AM

There would be SO many musicians we have been enjoying over the years who would never have started, if it weren't for Chuck.

Thank God for Chuck Berry. RIP
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:23 AM

Roll Over, Beethoven. Another great is on the way.

I guess, at some point in our gigging lives, we have all played a Chuck Berry song.
Which is quite remarkable.

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:45 AM

RIP Chuck. Such a huge musical influence. Your music will live on for ever.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 07:51 AM

https://twitter.com/stephenking - I like that line too, "The coolerator was crammed with TV diners and ginger ale".

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:16 AM

View Posttimmo, on 18 March 2017 - 11:17 PM, said:

What can you say about Chuck Berry, except legend

Some people might add he was a pervert and one of the nastiest human beings on the planet. But, yes, musically the world would be a very different place but for his genius.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:23 AM

View PostPaul S, on 19 March 2017 - 08:16 AM, said:

Some people might add he was a pervert and one of the nastiest human beings on the planet. But, yes, musically the world would be a very different place but for his genius.
a flawed genius for sure, but I can't help but listen to Chuck Berry without a smile on my face, and 90 is a pretty good innings, saw him about 20 years ago, it was one of those gigs that was exactly what I was expecting, right down to the white crimplene flairs, a treasured memory

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 08:52 AM

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An originator and a pioneer the like of which doesn't exist anymore. RIP.

Deep down in Louisiana close to New Orleans,
Way back up in the woods among the evergreens
There stood a log cabin made of earth and wood,
Where lived a country boy named Johnny B. Goode
Who never ever learned to read or write so well,
But he could play a guitar just like a ringing a bell.

[Chorus:]
Go Go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Go, Johnny, go, go
Johnny B. Goode

He used to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the tree by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers would see him sitting in the shade,
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
The people passing by, they would stop and say,
"Oh, my, but that little country boy could play!"

[Chorus]

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'.



Goodbye Chuck and thanks for soooo many memories

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:10 AM

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:11 AM

RIP and thank you............

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 09:26 AM

To quote Bob Seegar; "All Chuck's children are out there playin' his licks"

He left is mark on all of us. Yes, RIP brother.





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