Chuck Berry Dead At 90

by Norm Gregory on March 18, 2017

in Music


St. Charles County Police Department responded to an emergency call at 12:40 p.m. Saturday afternoon.”

(More From: Hollywood Reporter.)

Do I have to explain what Chuck and his music meant to me personally and professionally . .. and the foundation of Rock ‘n’ Roll?

My all time favorite Chuck Berry song

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.

John Lennon once said, “If you had to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’ ”

“In my universe, Chuck is irreplaceable,” said Bob Dylan.

More . . .

Chuck Berry’s Upcoming Studio Album Gets Rave Early Review from a Pal

The New York Times :: 15 Essential Chuck Berry Songs

Associated Press :: Rock ‘n’ roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

Rolling Stone :: Chuck Berry, Rock & Roll Innovator, Dead at 90

BBC News :: Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

The New York Times :: Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90

ABC News :: Legendary musician Chuck Berry dead at 90

Variety :: Chuck Berry, Key Pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

Los Angeles Times :: Chuck Berry dies at 90, a founding father of rock ‘n’ roll

Billboard :: Chuck Berry, a Founding Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Dies at 90

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1 Gary Burleigh March 18, 2017 at 6:40 pm

“Little Queenie says it all much as “Somethin’ Else” said it for Eddie Cochran. The music spoke for itself.

2 Norm Gregory March 18, 2017 at 10:09 pm

This will bring back some nostalgia.

Eddie Cochran on American Bandstand in October 1959.

Eddie Cochran died at age 21 after a road accident in 1960.

3 Gary Burleigh March 18, 2017 at 10:23 pm

I remember mc’ing a oldies concert in 1973 …Chuck headlined the lineup which included The Dovells and Bo Diddley and others. I visited Chuck backstage with his latest white girlfriend and he was cordial. When I introduced him on stage at the Arena I believe he treated me like Dick Clark…he took my hand and rose it over my head like I was a hero. Danny Holiday took the picture which I wish I still had…I hated that Chuck had to do “My Ding-a-Ling” I remember buying all of his hit and even playing the flip sides especially the flip side of Sweet Little Sixteen or was it Rock n Roll Music…anyway I loved “Reelin and a Rockin”….it seemed like a six minute record…Chuck was the Rock pioneer to me…

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