Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry Dead At 90

Black History in America
Rock and roll legend and electric guitar pioneer Chuck Berry has died at age 90.

Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr. — known to the world as Chuck Berry — was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m., said a statement from the St. Charles County Police Department.
Literallly sad, 'though this reporter will sign up for 90 right now, even w/o the musical impact & Mann Act violations. 90 is well above average for a rock-&-roller, making Mr. Berry literally the last of the O.G.s of rock-&-roll, unless I'm missing someone.

Remember the first time you heard Chuck (presented as an "oldie" on top-40 radio) & realized there were even better versions of those Beatles & Stones numbers you didn't even know were covers? ('Cause you didn't know what covers were.) Or not, if you aren't old enough.

Best Songs Of Chuck Berry - Những ca khúc hay nhất của Chuck Berry
Obligatory "Brushes w/ Greatness": Double bill w/ Little Richard at San Francisco's War Memorial Opera House (Do not remember who opened for whom.) in the winter of 1970-71, & at The Roxy sometime in the mid-to-late '70s.


Harry Hamid said...

My parents went to see Chuck Berry a couple eyars back. It was a very small show and he couldn't remember the lyrics to some of the songs he had written.

LIttle Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis,and Fats Domino are still alive. There aren't many others left.

Weird Dave said...

His music really will live forever (or at least a couple of hundred thousand years. Way better than me).

I find it at least somewhat comforting that if intelligent life ever finds a record of my stupid, insane species it will be his.

(Sorry about the Twatter link but in this case it is justified. (via