Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry, R. I. P.

The New York Times 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.

11 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Bummer.

I think I first saw Chuck on stage around 1963 at a Brooklyn Fox show of Murray the K's. He was also at the oldies concert mischaracterized by Rick Nelson in the self-serving "Garden Party." (Don't get me started.)

Cap'n Bob said...

Oh, no! Way too soon.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I miss the old days.

Chuck was married to his one and only wife for 68 years.

Bill Crider said...

Yep. She must have been very tolerant.

Anonymous said...

I thought he would live forever.

sas

Rick said...

His music will live forever. What more can any artist ask...
(Rick Libott)

Tom Johnson said...

Sad. This has got to worry Fats Domino and Little Richard. I think they are right behind him. All were legends in their day.

Steve Oerkfitz said...

Tom, don't forget old wife killer himself Jerry Lee Lewis.

Rick Robinson said...

They paused in the NCAA Basketball halftime show to announce his death. I have no idea how many times I played the 45 of Johnny B. Goode, but I probably wore it out. That opening chord is timeless, as are many of the songs. A genius at what he did, and a showman to boot.

"Go! Go, Johnny go" RIP Chuck.

I was surprised you didn't do a Berry song for your song of the day today, Bill.

Bill Crider said...

Wasn't prepared. Tomorrow.

Don Coffin said...

He had a special talent, and he brought a lot of joy into a lot of people's lives. It's impossible to say "His best song was..." But my favorite was "Johnny B. Goode."