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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:20:32 AM

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Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90, according to US police.

The iconic performer died on Saturday afternoon (local time) in Missouri, local police announced in a Facebook post.

Heading out for the East Coast / Lord knows I've paid some dues gettin' through, / Tangled up in blues.
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 9:29:31 AM

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Chuck Berry, who with his indelible guitar licks, brash self-confidence and memorable songs about cars, girls and wild dance parties did as much as anyone to define rock ’n’ roll’s potential and attitude in its early years, died on Saturday. He was 90.

The St. Charles County Police Department in Missouri confirmed his death on its Facebook page. The department said it responded to a medical emergency at a home and he was declared dead after lifesaving measures were unsuccessful.

While Elvis Presley was rock’s first pop star and teenage heartthrob, Mr. Berry was its master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves. With songs like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” he gave his listeners more than they knew they were getting from jukebox entertainment.

His guitar lines wired the lean twang of country and the bite of the blues into phrases with both a streamlined trajectory and a long memory. And tucked into the lighthearted, telegraphic narratives that he sang with such clear enunciation was a sly defiance, upending convention to claim the pleasures of the moment.

In “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “You Can’t Catch Me” and other songs, Mr. Berry invented rock as a music of teenage wishes fulfilled and good times (even with cops in pursuit). In “Promised Land,” “Too Much Monkey Business” and “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” he celebrated and satirized America’s opportunities and class tensions. His rock ’n’ roll was a music of joyful lusts, laughed-off tensions and gleefully shattered icons.

A full version of this obituary will be published shortly.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/arts/chuck-berry-dead.html?_r=0
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 11:41:31 AM
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Keith Richards was his biggest fan.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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I don't want to hang up my rock n roll shoes
I get a good time feeling every time I hear those blues.
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 1:31:16 PM
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Wee Wee Hours (Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll) - Eric Clapton
Johnnie Johnson is phenomenal on this!
I also love the way Chuck catches Eric off guard by telling him to keep soloing just as he was winding the song up!
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:16:09 PM
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bonddm20020000 wrote:
Wee Wee Hours (Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll) - Eric Clapton
Johnnie Johnson is phenomenal on this!
I also love the way Chuck catches Eric off guard by telling him to keep soloing just as he was winding the song up!

The artists who started back in the 50's have that umbical chord with RnB
Playing the Blues is Eric's forte & that is the Eric I like.
But it is a minority area of music & a difficult means of paying the bills.

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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Posted: Sunday, March 19, 2017 3:37:51 PM
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The influence of Chuck Berry on the Stones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ct2n2iiiIGQ
And the Beatles
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEHfSc2DeKk

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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The first 45 / single I bought was Memphis Tennessee in 1963 in London on the Chess label. The B side was Let it Rock which is my favourite Chuck Berry song (and Keef's !). The partnership of Chuck Berry and Johnny Johnson on piano was the magic of his music. R.i P. Chuck. A poet and a guitarist !
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Another true legend passes.

What a pity we never had the pleasure of his company at Byron.
TheLoneRanger
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littlewillie wrote:
Another true legend passes.
What a pity we never had the pleasure of his company at Byron.

But we did have the privilege of his old touring buddy Bo Diddley
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlcU_CpqNu4

"An artist never really chooses when and where they will play.It is for promoters to make offers.It comes down as to whether tours are financially viable." Quote John Mayall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbEHzqildp8
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