RIP Chuck

Another sad post today, as the world says goodbye to the legend that was Chuck Berry.

He died in St Louis, the place he was born and raised at the age of 90.

I am not old enough to remember his early music, but no-one can say they do not recognise Johhny B Goode at the first riff.

One of the very early performers of rock n roll, he was perhaps eclipsed by the success of others such as Elvis and Bill Haley, but without his pioneering mix of rhythm and blues, we may never have had these other musicians.

One of the last of the great 50’s artists, we bid him farewell and send him to his rest.

I wonder if Beethoven really will roll over when he hears Chuck play his music up in heaven…………………


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