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Message 1856450 - Posted: 18 Mar 2017, 23:24:24 UTC
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Chuck Berry, the man who 'started rock and roll,' dead at 90

Legendary musician Chuck Berry died on Saturday, according to police in Missouri. He was 90 years old.

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"Every riff and solo played by rock guitarists over the last 60 years contains DNA that can be traced right back to Chuck Berry," Sweden's esteemed Polar Music Prize Foundation stated emphatically when awarding Berry its rock music prize in 2014.

Berry burst onto the scene in the mid-1950s, cutting songs at Chess Records that are woven into the very fabric of what became known as rock 'n' roll: Maybellene, Roll Over Beethoven, Johnny B. Goode, School Days, Rock and Roll Music, Sweet Little Sixteen, and No Particular Place to Go.

Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry on Oct. 18, 1926, to middle-class parents in the black neighbourhood of The Ville in St. Louis, Mo., Berry would grow up to produce an infectious alchemy of blues, hillbilly music and Western swing.

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Message 1856453 - Posted: 18 Mar 2017, 23:43:30 UTC

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Message 1856457 - Posted: 18 Mar 2017, 23:53:36 UTC

A huge loss.
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Message 1856488 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 3:03:43 UTC

Sad news, indeed. A legend has crossed over.

God bless.

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Message 1856505 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 6:53:31 UTC

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Message 1856507 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 7:20:43 UTC

This has saddened me beyond belief, I was playing his riffs at 16. One of my all time Rock & Roll heroes. He may have had a somewhat lurid private life, but he will be remembered for his music. How many famous bands started out doing Chuck Berry covers?
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Message 1856509 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 7:49:31 UTC - in response to Message 1856507.  

This has saddened me beyond belief, I was playing his riffs at 16. One of my all time Rock & Roll heroes. He may have had a somewhat lurid private life, but he will be remembered for his music. How many famous bands started out doing Chuck Berry covers?

Almost all of them;, my friend.
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Message 1856514 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 8:13:57 UTC

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Message 1856583 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 13:16:06 UTC

R.I.P 90 years is a " good innings" in anyone's book , gone now but never be forgotten :-(
Life is what you make of it :-)

When i'm good i'm very good , but when i'm bad i'm shi#eloads better ;-) In't I " buttercups " p.m.s.l at authoritie !!;-)
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Message 1856591 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 13:37:27 UTC

"Chucken" as called over here is not among us anymore.
Sad, but his music will live forever.
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Message 1856595 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 14:07:09 UTC

In 1984 he was presented with a Grammy Award lifetime achievement prize and was among the first to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

I saw his exhibit when I went there in the fall of 2011.

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Message 1856608 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 15:28:09 UTC - in response to Message 1856595.  

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Message 1856613 - Posted: 19 Mar 2017, 15:41:57 UTC
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The Kinks' frontman, Sir Ray Davies, said: "Without Chuck Berry there would have been no roll to rock to." :)
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