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    Rock 'n Roll legend Chuck Berry has died at 90

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO. – According to the St. Charles County Police Department, legendary musician Chuck Berry has died.

    He was 90 years old.

    Police said Saturday they responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road around 12:40 p.m. Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and administered lifesaving techniques. The 90-year-old man, later identified as Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry, could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

    Berry is widely viewed as among the most influential artists on rock ‘n’ roll with hits like Johnny B Goode, Never Can Tell, and Roll Over Beethoven.  Berry influenced artists like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The Who and Roger Waters and Pink Floyd.

    http://www.ktvb.com/news/rock-n-roll-legend-chuck-berry-has-died-at-90/423650187

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  • HassleCat (927 posts)
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    1. Good for him! He made it to 90. eom

  • HassleCat (927 posts)
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    2. Does anybody have a Johnny B.Goode cover compilation?

    The song has been covered by just about everybody, which is kind of a tribute. It would be nice if somebody could find, or put together, a video of well known bands covering Johnny B. Goode.

    On edit: Here is one of the countless Grateful Dead versions.

  • PennLawyer (2091 posts)
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    3. They're rockin' & rollin' in heaven tonight!

    Just this past October, on his 90th birthday Berry announced plans to team with Dualtone Records to release his first studio album in 38 years next year. He said the album is dedicated to Themetta Berry, his wife of 68 years. “This record is dedicated to my beloved Toddy,” Berry said in a media release. “My darlin’ I’m growing old! I’ve worked on this record for a long time. Now I can hang up my shoes!”

    http://www.ktvb.com/news/rock-n-roll-legend-chuck-berry-has-died-at-90/423650187

    Here’s a link to Johnny B Goode:

    https://www.last.fm/music/Chuck+Berry/_/Johnny+B.+Goode

    Johnny B. Goode is a seminal 1958 rock and roll song by Chuck Berry, ranked by Rolling Stone as the seventh greatest song ever on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and the best guitar song on their list of the 100 greatest guitar songs of all time.

    Written by Berry in 1955, the song is a rock and roll version of the American dream — a poor country boy becomes a star by hard work and inspired guitar playing. This image of unknowns with no future achieving fame and fortune through music became a paradigm for countless songs and even careers to follow.

    The opening guitar riff on “Johnny B. Goode” may be the most famous single riff in rock and roll history. It is essentially a note-for-note copy of the opening single-note solo on Louis Jordan’s “Ain’t That Just Like a Woman” (1946), played by guitarist Carl Hogan.

    Although partly autobiographical, the inspiration for the song is said to have been Johnnie Johnson who played the piano and composed several songs with Berry, and is considered a major contributor to the unmistakable Berry sound. On earlier unreleased takes Chuck sang “colored boy” instead of “country boy”, but it was changed for fear of it not being played on the radio. As a possible source for the last name, it has been noted that Berry was born on Goode Avenue in St. Louis.

     

     

  • HomerRamone (380 posts)
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    4. I've been dreading the deaths of the remaining '50s greats:

    Chuck, Richard, Jerry Lee and Fats ’cause I knew they were coming soon. Let me just say that we have reached the unbelievable post-Rolling Stones point at which there is no discernible influence in pop music of any of these people, which is a great deal of what’s wrong with pop (can’t even call it “rock” anymore) today…

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    • zeemike (1094 posts)
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      13. Yep they are almost gone.

      Amd Rock and Roll just may be too.

      I thought it was just because I am old but I get no thrill out of pop music that I hear today…it all sounds alike and boors me to tears. But there is recordings and so the music lives on…and so Chuck Berry and the others who went before him will still be with us in that respect.

      No doubt the Rolling Stones was influenced by this.

      You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
  • Pam (1054 posts)
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    5. Rock and Roll group

    I bumped the Chuck topic from a few months ago if anyone wants to add their faves.

    https://jackpineradicals.com/groups/rock-roll-ish/forum/topic/chuck-berry-turns-90/

     

  • Piperay (535 posts)
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    6. R-I-P Chuck…

    We’ve lost a star but heaven has gained one  :heart:

    BERNIE SANDERS 2020
  • kliljedahl (850 posts)
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    7. A 60th birthday wish from Carl Sagan

    "Actually lots of things happen after you die, just none of them include you..." Louis CK
    • AlreadyInUse (1451 posts)
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      8. Awesome, I did not know that

      “Veejer” will be rockin’ if and when someone “out there” finds it who has audio equipment.

    • HomerRamone (380 posts)
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      9. Remember this?

      CLd1OAaWwAAmn1i

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      • kliljedahl (850 posts)
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        10. I did not….

        "Actually lots of things happen after you die, just none of them include you..." Louis CK
        • HomerRamone (380 posts)
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          11. It's from SNL

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record#Depictions_in_culture

          In a Saturday Night Live segment (“Next Week in Review”) in episode 64 of the show’s third [15]season (originally aired 1978), Steve Martin’s character, a psychic named Cocuwa, announced that extraterrestrials had responded to the record with the four words “Send more Chuck Berry”.

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          • kliljedahl (850 posts)
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            12. No wonder, those were the days I had no teevee at all.

            "Actually lots of things happen after you die, just none of them include you..." Louis CK
    • MrMickeysMom (1438 posts)
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      14. What a great BD card!

      Fitting to use his music and more fitting to have told him about it.

      Hell no...I'm not giving up...     cat-gif-238.gif giphy.gif
  • Major Hogwash (2344 posts)
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    15. Maybellene

    One of my favorite songs. And watching him do his famous ‘duck walk’ was killer! A true entertainer, and a guitar legend. Johnny B Goode was the classic that really started it all.