Rock and Roll Legend Chuck Berry dies at 90

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  1. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Just caught this on the newswires.

    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...huck-berry-legend-of-rock-and-roll-dies-at-90

    Chuck Berry, Legend Of Rock And Roll, Dies At 90
    March 18, 20176:43 PM ET
    by Andrew Flanagan

    Legendary musician Chuck Berry, who was central to the development of rock and roll beginning in the '50s with indelible hits like "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode," died today in St. Charles County, Mo. He was 90 years old. His death was confirmed by the St. Charles County Police department.

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    I'm sure that more is to come on this, so watch this space.

    BL.
     
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    Indeed.

    Rest is peace Chuck.

     
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    Just saw this in the Guardian, and came here to start a thread, and found that one already existed. So, first off, thanks for starting the thread.

    A genuine legend, in music, and popular culture and someone who quite literally changed the world not least through his influence on his chosen art form.

    RIP Chuck. A legend.
     
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    Had me hooked from the very beginning. RIP, Chuck.
     
  8. bradl thread starter macrumors 68040

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    You can take a lot of musicians down to one move - one single thing that propelled them to stardom.

    Moonwalk for Michael Jackson.
    Beatles on Ed Sullivan.
    Elvis' hip gyrate.
    James Brown doing the splits.

    But if you had to take it down to rock'n'roll's roots, the big move.. that big thing would be: the duck walk. I mean, that, back in 1958 with a black guy playing guitar..

    As a black guitarist, I can't think of anything else that would define not only rock, but say that it's okay to not be someone who is white and play an instrument that isn't just a piano or something R'n'B.

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    R.I.P. Mr. Berry.. Like others liked your music from the very beginning!
     

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