RIP Chuck Berry

RIP Chuck Berry
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#1

One of the very greats. Rock n Roll just wouldn’t be what it is without the influence of Chuck. Genius

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2ykCYwhfdMs


#2

RIP motherfucker


#3

Fuck, assumed he had died ages ago. He must of been about 100, he wasn’t even a youngster back in the 50’s !!

A massive influence on guitar music and a complete bad ass cunt. RIP Chuck


#4

This is a great clip. Chuck showing Keith Richards how to play Oh Carol & Keith looking like he’s gonna chin him.


#5

Went to see him in the 90’s and he was ancient then . The one & only gig I’ve ever been to with no encore. He did 40 mins of hit after hit before lights went on and he fucked off.

Notorious for being tight & not going on stage until he was paid cash. Also never had a backing band, just hired a local one as it was cheaper. Jailed early in his career for taking a minor over state lines and as you say , a real bad ass


#6

Invented the duck walk. Rock and roll owes him big time


#7

Lucky enough to have seen the Legend when he opened the Original Hard Rock Cafe here almost 20 years ago.

RIP


#8

Well worth a thread of his own. One of the absolute greats and, as Lord D says, rock and roll just wouldn’t have been the same without him. Apparently his notorious parsimony was largely a result of having been ripped off many times early in his career, though he may have always been a tight-fisted fucker.

Here’s a favourite clip of mine - Sweet Little Sixteen live at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1956, complete with a clarinet solo. Brilliantly atmospheric.


#9

All the greats are getting old now. The Killers got to be next, he’s knocking on a bit.