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Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Toby » 18 Mar 2017, 22:08

St. Charles County Police say Chuck Berry has died at age 90



90.

RIP.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Bent Fabric » 18 Mar 2017, 22:15

Shit.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Rayge » 18 Mar 2017, 22:20

A great artist.
God bless.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby PresMuffley » 18 Mar 2017, 22:22

He apparently had a new album coming out this year:

http://chuckberry.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/index.html
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby fange » 18 Mar 2017, 22:25

:(

Another musical giant down.

RIP.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby K » 18 Mar 2017, 22:25

RIP to one of the most important rock n roll artists of all time.

Let's dedicate the rock and roll cup to him.
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Postby Tactful Cactus » 18 Mar 2017, 22:26

Wow...one of the pillars of which so much music stands. RIP

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Pat O'Banton » 18 Mar 2017, 22:27

The truth is, I hardly ever play his stuff (though I've recently become obsessed with You Never Can Tell) but he was an undeniable giant of popular music who helped chart the path to right now.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Thang-y » 18 Mar 2017, 22:34

Have to admit I didn't want to see him in concert, I was under the impression that for some time he'd been doing minimum time in gigs and phoning it in. But you can't really blame him.

Major contributor to the music we love. Very grateful.

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Postby leslie buckfast » 18 Mar 2017, 22:39

Thang-y wrote:Major contributor to the music we love. Very grateful.


Agreed

RIP Chuck

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Postby C » 18 Mar 2017, 22:48

My old mate Lou Martin (ex-Rory) toured with Chuck Berry.

Some interesting stories - perhaps not to be shared here.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Muskrat » 18 Mar 2017, 23:02

Things that a fella can't forget...

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Pool Hall Richard » 18 Mar 2017, 23:06

RIP Chuck

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby K » 18 Mar 2017, 23:06

Kreeg Antwoord: [ coughing ] You see, it all started on August 20th, 1977, when NASA put up a recording of the sounds of Earth on Voyager I. A two-hour long tape included, uh, natural sounds of animals, a French poem by Gaugliere, a passage from the Koran in Arabic, messages from President Carter, United Nations Secretary Kurt Waldheim, music -- everything from classical to Chuck Berry.

Maxine Universe: Uh -- and you're saying that the, uh -- another civilization has found the tape?

Cocuwa: Yes. They've sent us a message that actually proves it. It may be just four simple words, but it is the FIRST positive proof that other intelligent beings inhabit the universe.

Maxine Universe: Uh -- what are the four words, Cocuwa?

Cocuwa: The four words that came to us from outer space -- the FOUR words that will appear on the cover of Time Magazine next week -- are: [ he holds up the magazine" "Send More Chuck Berry".
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby algroth » 18 Mar 2017, 23:09

R.I.P.

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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Belle Lettre » 18 Mar 2017, 23:15

Thanks, Chuck
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Thang-y » 18 Mar 2017, 23:16

At 8.08 he talks a bit about getting ripped off but right after that talks about who his influences were


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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Mar 2017, 23:35

fange wrote::(

Another musical giant down.

RIP.


He was 90. I think that's considered a pretty good run in anyone's book.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby sloopjohnc » 18 Mar 2017, 23:36

Belle Lettre wrote:Thanks, Chuck


I'll be waiting to hear Keith Richards' comments.
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Re: Chuck Berry RIP

Postby Rayge » 18 Mar 2017, 23:39

The band that played on most of that Chess stuff of the 1950s, with Johnny Johnson or Otis Spann on piano and Willie Dixon on bass was superlative.
His various boxed sets of this material are an absolute joy.
When I looked him up on iTunes to check titles, I found I have more than 7 gigabytes of this stuff, and you can dip in anywhere and find wonderful things
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