RIP Chuck Berry, 1926-2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by fourfeathers, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. fourfeathers

    fourfeathers Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Toronto, ON
    Reports are emerging from St Charles County Police.

    Rest in peace to a true pioneer!
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  2. Diego Lucas

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  3. Jarleboy

    Jarleboy Forum Resident

    Agree, a true original and a trailblazer. Not to mention a quirky human being. His status in the history of popular music cannot be overstated. R.I.P.
  4. bluesbro

    bluesbro Forum Hall of Shame

  5. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Member Of The Midnight Society

    Greater St. Louis
    Very sad news. What a legend. A big influence on many guitar players. Probably everyone, whether they know it or not. RIP.
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
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  6. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Show those angels how to 'duck-walk', Chuck!
  7. Macman

    Macman Forum Resident

    Thank you Chuck.
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  8. GodBlessTinyTim

    GodBlessTinyTim Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    God, no!

    One of the most important musicians of the 20th century. I'm stunned, even though he lived a long life. Rest in Peace.
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  9. Parachute Woman

    Parachute Woman Hail Hail Rock 'n Roll

    RIP to a true legend. What an incredible legacy and impact he made during his lifetime.
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  10. SITKOL'76

    SITKOL'76 Forum Resident

    Colombia, SC
    My goodness, but even then 90 is an age most of his peers never even got close to. R.I.P.
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  11. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    He wrote the book.
  12. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

  13. krock2009

    krock2009 Forum Resident

    Philadelphia, PA
    Wonder what will happen with the new album.
  14. JohnS

    JohnS Forum Resident

    London, UK
    RIP Mr Berry. He devised a signature style which has influenced virtually every rock guitarist ever since, even if they didn't realise it.
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  15. xdawg

    xdawg I heard it on the X

    Roswell, GA, USA
    R.I.P. Chuck. It was a fun ride! :cheers:
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  16. LandHorses

    LandHorses Forum Resident

    New Joisey
    Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry

  17. FredV

    FredV Forum Resident

  18. theMess

    theMess Forum Resident

    Kent, UK
    This is truly shocking news, despite his age. In many ways, Chuck defined rock and roll more than anyone other individual, and he is still one of the greatest ever rock lyricists.
    He has been around since what was basically the beginning of rock, so for him not to be here is very strange and very sad.

    Condolences to his family.

    RIP Chuck; you will not be forgotten!
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  19. James5001

    James5001 Forum Resident

    Sad day but what a great long life.. ty Chuck rest well
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  20. Brother_Rael

    Brother_Rael Forum Resident

    Scottish Borders
    RIP Chuck.
  21. sloaches

    sloaches Forum Resident

    Rest well, Brown-eyed Handsome Man.
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  22. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Forum Resident

    East Bay, Ca
    In a couple of short years our musical landscape has dwindled to epic proportions

    Hail Hail Rock and Roll

  23. sixtiesstereo

    sixtiesstereo Forum Resident

    Sad, but I guess not unexpected. Often referred to as the true father of Rock and Roll,
    and in many ways that was true.
    Seems to me only Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Little Richard are still with us from
    the first generation of rock and roll.........
  24. Revolver

    Revolver Forum Resident

    Oh my God. RIP Chuck.

    I just went and picked up his classic album New Juke Box Hits from a record store today. Listening to it right now as I just found out he died. What a drag.
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  25. Cheepnik

    Cheepnik "Digs" "beat" "poetry"

    No rock'n'roll without him, at least not in any form we'd recognize now.

    I was actually thinking the other day that, in 2017, how amazing it is that he, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Little Richard are still alive.
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