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Bradf4rd
Posted 2017-03-18 5:47 PM (#533284)
Subject: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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RIP to one of the greatest ever:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/18/arts/chuck-berry-dies-musician.ht...
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standing
Posted 2017-03-18 7:07 PM (#533289 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90



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Hail, Hail Rock and Roll!
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Love O Fair
Posted 2017-03-18 10:59 PM (#533290 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90



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It would have no doubt taken him another 90 years just to attempt to describe the incredible memories that he accumulated through his career.
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cholloway
Posted 2017-03-19 6:46 AM (#533291 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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A true Legend... RIP
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seesquare
Posted 2017-03-19 10:27 AM (#533292 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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A true genius, and as I have surmised, did not suffer usurpers to his creativity to musical contributions, easily. Maybe, a little hubris is a good thing.
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jay
Posted 2017-03-19 11:38 AM (#533294 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90



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Truly a legend. Interesting life that was filled with trail blazing success along with human frailties. His signature licks and influence on rock and roll will live forever and My Dingaling will be his only #1 single. Kind of mind boggling. God bless you Chuck and RIP.
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alpep
Posted 2017-03-19 2:10 PM (#533295 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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another legend
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Mr. Ovation
Posted 2017-03-20 2:33 AM (#533303 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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I got to thinking that of all the silly "lists" out there... Chuck really was "the most influential" guitarist..... I know that might ruffle some feathers, but who made famous the ONE riff (actually there are a couple) that EVERY guitar player knows, even if they've never played it, even if they play it badly. I'm not even talking about the opening Johnny B. Goode riff... I just mean the regular E chord with the added C# note added on every other beat or the A chord with the F# added every other beat... Maybe someone else started it... but to anyone I can think of..... if you say "play a Chuck Berry style rhythm" they know what you are talking about. It may not be fancy... but we all know it.. and I can't think of a single other guitar player that has given us a chord/rhythm that we ALL know.

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that is you ask any guitar player, anywhere in the space time continuum to play a Chuck Berry style rhythm... no matter if they are a Flamenco, Jazz, Rock or insert-genre-here... they will play it.

I'm not sure he ever really will get the respect deserved for that.
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Love O Fair
Posted 2017-03-20 7:07 AM (#533304 - in reply to #533284)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90



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I agree with Mr. Ovation. It would probably be more difficult to NOT arrive at the Chuck Berry sound when playing those particular strokes than trying TO sound like it. His stamp is pretty well built into them for eternity. I'm an old guy who is forever delighted with young people who want to get into playing the "old" stuff. Most I meet do, and those Berry-type sounds are usually the ones they seem to most enchant with and want to achieve for themselves. Carlos Santana is another one that comes to mind in that aspect of young-seeking-old in learning to play a signature sound. We are fortunate to live in the musical era we do. I have to wonder if 40 years from now kids are going to be asking their old school grandpa to teach them how to play, for instance, Swedish House Mafia... or Chuck Berry. My money's on Berry.
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Jonmark Stone
Posted 2017-03-20 11:35 AM (#533306 - in reply to #533304)
Subject: Re: Chuck Berry dead at 90


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Totally agree with Miles.
RIP Mr. Berry.
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