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RIP Chuck Berry

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[quote name='GreeneKing' timestamp='1489875998' post='3260555']
Legend indeed. He had a good run and left his mark.
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He did indeed, on both counts.

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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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[quote name='Happy Jack' timestamp='1489877942' post='3260575']
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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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 (edited)

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.

Edited by chris_b

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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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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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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.

Edited by KK Jale

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

RIP Chuck Berry

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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
He was the best

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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.

R.I.P.

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RIP Chuck. Such a huge musical influence. Your music will live on for ever.

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

What's your favourite Chuck Berry line?

Edited by grandad

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[quote name='timmo' timestamp='1489879046' post='3260583']
What can you say about Chuck Berry, except legend
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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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