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Chuck Berry dead at 90.

Discussion in 'The OT' started by yosoyellobo, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. yosoyellobo

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    i feel like a part of my youth has pass away. I will always remember while on basic training at Lackland Texas in 1962 marching cadence to Hail Hail Rock Rock. RIP Chuck.
    Chuck Berry, Rock & Roll Innovator, Dead at 90
     
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    He was a real character and a heck of a guitar player. My daddy liked country music and not rock and roll until he saw Chuck on stage with that funky walk / skip across the stage while banging out a song on that electric guitar. He liked him for sure.
    I listened to a few of his songs just recently on a website dedicated to oldies. He was very good.
     
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  3. dpeters11

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    I mentioned this to my father today, he'd never heard of him. He was more of a country fan, but was still surprised.
     
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    so many good people gone ... it's make me feel an end of the World of music
     
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    R.I.P. Chuck
     
  7. phrelin

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    I like this as a statement on the impact of his music:

    In 1977, NASA sent a two-hour recording of Earth sounds – animals, a passage from the Koran, a message from President Jimmy Carter and a snippet of Chuck Berry’s music, among other things – on Voyager I, leading to a classic Saturday Night Live joke delivered by Steve Martin, ostensibly relaying a deep-space response: “Send more Chuck Berry.”​

    RIP
     
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    Good chance those deep-space aliens are still trying to decode the animal sounds. Good luck with that, guys, and let us know if you figure out what they're saying. :cool:

    R.I.P. Mr. Berry and Godspeed
     
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  9. dpeters11

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    I hope so, I certainly know it. Though in that movie I got a kick out of Huey Lewis's cameo. For a few years (and a few decades difference), he lived on the same street I grew up on. This was back when he was just Hugh Cregg though.
     
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  10. Rich

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    To add to the list, Jimmy Breslin, the great sports writer died today. Don't know him? Simply one of the very best writers. Wrote for the NY Daily news. He wrote some good books too.

    I have to admit this is one of the most puzzling posts I've seen. Did your father just not like music?

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  11. dpeters11

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    I know he had records but think it was mostly country. I was born in 75 and definitely know who Chuck Berry was, but also probably am more eclectic. Even saw Little Jimmy Dickens a few times at the Opry, though we didn't go specifically for him.

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  12. Rich

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    Thanx. I guess...Not busting chops, just kinda puzzled. Guess I never expected to see what you wrote. Oh well, different strokes and all that. :)

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