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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died after being found unresponsive Saturday. He was 90. Berry's seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics like Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as "maybe the most important figure in all of rock and roll." "His music and influence will last forever," he added.





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Bring down the curtain.

An era has ended.

Thanx for all the tunes, Chuck!

#1 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2017-03-18 06:38 PM | Reply

Hold onto your Ding a Ling Chuck.

#2 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-03-18 07:03 PM | Reply

The passing of Chuck Berry bothers me. It's like a reality check I'm old and on the short list.

#3 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-18 07:38 PM | Reply

You know you're getting old when the celebrities you knew when young are dying off.

#4 | Posted by Ray at 2017-03-18 07:39 PM | Reply

The passing of Chuck Berry bothers me. It's like a reality check I'm old and on the short list.

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-18 07:42 PM | Reply

Sad. Prayers for your ding a ling.

#6 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-03-18 07:49 PM | Reply

#2 | Posted by gracieamazed

I've been keeping track of who is left from my earliest memories.

Queen Elizabeth at ninety stopped making public appearances. Doesn't look like she'll be around much longer.

Kirk Douglas just reached a hundred. it's sad to see him now.
Doris Day is 92.

I think those two are the last of that generation in Hollywood.

#7 | Posted by Ray at 2017-03-18 07:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The passing of one of the greatest in rock 'n' roll.


#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-03-18 08:28 PM | Reply

The father of Rock and Roll.
RIP, Chuck.

#9 | Posted by squinch at 2017-03-18 09:18 PM | Reply

didn't know he was even still alive till college.

90....well that's something.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2017-03-18 09:37 PM | Reply



What a legend. Him and BB King - gone.

#11 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-18 09:43 PM | Reply

The guy was a music legend, but I can't forget that Chuck Berry liked to film women in the bathrooms of his restaurant and kept the videotapes to get his jollies:


Sixty (!) women filed a class-action suit against him for this skeevy behavior and he ultimately settled.

#12 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-18 09:56 PM | Reply

RIP Chuck

#13 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-18 09:58 PM | Reply


Always liked this one. Oh, Carol, I still think about you. Supreme influence on something that's now dying from our culture. RIP Chuck Berry.

#14 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-03-18 10:13 PM | Reply

Little Richard carries on...

#15 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-03-18 11:23 PM | Reply

sigh and yet Doris Day still lives... its just not fair I tella

RIP Chuck.

#16 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2017-03-18 11:44 PM | Reply

A true musical legend that changed music. RIP Sir. :(

#17 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-03-18 11:52 PM | Reply

The true King of Rock & Roll. He set the standards that so may others followed. RIP

#18 | Posted by shane at 2017-03-19 12:51 AM | Reply

Singer-songwriter Huey Lewis described him as ........." "His music and influence will last forever," he added.

HUEY, according to Carl Sagan might be right.....

a cool letter, worth your time...


#19 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-19 01:15 AM | Reply

There are many stars in the universe; some burn brighter than others. RIP "When I was a little bitty boy my grandma gave me a beautiful toy..."

#20 | Posted by b_al at 2017-03-19 08:24 AM | Reply

...guess you gonna have to slow that mustang down.....

it seems like another time, another dimension, another universe.

it seems like i am watching someone else watching chuck berry on american bandstand.

I remember it was very important to dance, but i can't remember why.

#21 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-03-19 09:51 AM | Reply

Now I liked Chuck Berry and he was certainly a great but don't pay much attention to these mega-million artists, they are too whiney and hypocritical thinking most are beneath them.

The whole Hollywood and mega-music artistic world are egotistical self absorbed hypochondriacs.

#22 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-19 10:27 AM | Reply

Sixty years of duckwalking we won't soon forget.

#23 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-03-19 10:58 AM | Reply

Never was a huge Chuck Berry fan, I became aware of music pretty much when the Beatles burst on to the scene. Then I read RCADE's post informing of info I did not know about, now I have no interest in Chuck Berry at all. Sorry but sick bastards just make me want to puke.

#24 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-19 11:20 AM | Reply

His music was great. You are right Rcade, Berry appeared to have become a dirty old man in his later days.

#25 | Posted by SLBronkowitz at 2017-03-19 12:03 PM | Reply

Berry appeared to have become a dirty old man in his later days.

Who isn't? Some just express it differently.

Then I read RCADE's post informing of info I did not know about, now I have no interest in Chuck Berry at all.

Then don't comment from your soapbox. Let us remember him for the contributions he gave.

Too often, we are too quick to sully someone's name, I guess to make ourselves feel better about our lives. Ok, so he made mistakes, we all do.

But bringing up settled things at someone's death makes us look petty.

#26 | Posted by boaz at 2017-03-19 01:20 PM | Reply

Well said Boaz

#27 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-03-19 02:29 PM | Reply

My very first concert... in the 70's... not the 50's...


Your music will live on forever.


#28 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-03-19 07:14 PM | Reply

nothing better when you are a kid to able to scream my ding-a-ling with a crowd! he he

#29 | Posted by AuntieSocial at 2017-03-19 07:15 PM | Reply

OK he died RIP. He made a mark on society and made lots of money with music and did some bad stuff with under age groupies. End of story. RIP. He surely doesn't deserve a pedestal but the media and the music promoters expecting royalty commissions will feed it to us anyway, because that is the hallmark of the greedy entertainment business, and our loss.

#30 | Posted by Robson at 2017-03-19 07:46 PM | Reply

RIP Chuck!

#31 | Posted by BingyBunny at 2017-03-19 08:05 PM | Reply


If you want to know about Chuck, this film shines a light. A great American poet although he got his guitar style from T-Bone Walker. I loved his music but not sure I would want to hang around with him.

Also Johnny Johnson (Piano) got ripped off BIGLY. Notice how a lot of his songs are in Bb (a piano key)

#32 | Posted by uncle_meat at 2017-03-20 03:20 PM | Reply

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