Chuck Berry dead at 90

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    Chuck Berry dead at 90

    (CNN)Chuck Berry, a musical pioneer often called "the Father of Rock 'n' Roll," was found dead Saturday at a residence outside St. Louis, police in St. Charles County said. Berry, 90, wrote and recorded the rock standards "Johnny B. Goode" and "Sweet Little Sixteen."

    Chuck Berry, rock 'n' roll pioneer, dead at 9 - CNN.com
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    This is sad to me because my mother went to high school with him. Mr. Berry used to come to my dad's gas station and my father worked on his car.

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    I was just coming to post this. I loved Chuck Berry's music from t he first time I heard it. Another underappreciated performer that shaped music as we know it, he influenced so many acts that came behind him. That's cool @nWo that you have a personal connection to him.

    "If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry," said John Lennon (at least according to urban legend).

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    On the R&R Mt Rushmore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clyde View Post
    On the R&R Mt Rushmore.
    I agree 100%

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    Can't have this thread without this!

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    Mom use to tell the story that they all thought something was wrong with Mr. Berry because all he would do in class is right songs. Wouldn't do his school.

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    A true icon. RIP.

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    "Once I was swimming cross Turtle creek, many snappers all around my feet"

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    Maybe his second most covered song...love this one too.


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    Beethoven is rolling over.... Sad to hear, a true legend. RIP Chuck Berry.

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    Is it sacrilegious to think of this right now? Maybe, but I can't help it.

    "Chuck, it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcpapa View Post
    Is it sacrilegious to think of this right now? Maybe, but I can't help it.

    "Chuck, it's Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you're looking for? Well, listen to this."
    Not at all. A tribute, if anything.

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    The greatest influence in Rock And Roll history.
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