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Old 18 March 2017, 10:30 PM
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Icon06 Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies

Looks like the world lost a rock and roll legend today. Chuck Berry died at the age of 90. At least he had a very nice, long life, but still a big blow to rock history.

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Old 19 March 2017, 01:45 AM
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A good long life well lived. RIP. I wonder how many other rock and rollers have made it to, or will make it to 90?
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Chuck was quite a character, but he sure did help make rock'n'roll what it is now.

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And he did it without help from his cousin, Marvin.
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From what I've heard of Mr. Berry, I'd be surprised if he admitted he had help from anyone, even his parents (without whom he would not have existed).

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So now there are only two of Rock's Founding Fathers left: Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Bob Seger put it best: All of Chuck's children are out there, playing his licks....
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From what I've heard of Mr. Berry, I'd be surprised if he admitted he had help from anyone, even his parents (without whom he would not have existed).

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He could be proud and ornery, but not totally unaware of his antecedents:

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"Writing a song can be a peculiar task," he wrote in Chuck Berry: The Autobiography. "The kind of music I like then, thereafter, right now and forever, is the kind I heard when I was a teenager. So the guitar styles of Carl Hogan, T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and Elmore James, not to leave out many of my peers who I've heard on the road, must be the total of what is called Chuck Berry's style."
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