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Chuck Berry, 1926-2017, R.I.P.
« on: March 18, 2017, 20:38:48 »
This from the St. Charles County (Missouri) Police Department:
St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today (Saturday, March 18). Inside the home, first responders observed an unresponsive man and immediately administered lifesaving techniques. Unfortunately, the 90-year-old man could not be revived and was pronounced deceased at 1:26 p.m.

The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.

The family requests privacy during this time of bereavement.
This from the BBC:
Chuck Berry's trademark four-bar guitar introduction and quickfire lyrics reflected the rebelliousness of the youth of the 1950s.

He was one of that exclusive group who took rhythm and blues from its black roots and "crossed over" to make it part of most teenagers' lifestyle.

He influenced generations of succeeding rock stars, most notably the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and the Beach Boys.

Yet he faced major financial difficulties through mismanagement and had frequent brushes with the law.

Charles Edward Anderson Berry was born into a middle-class family in St Louis, Missouri, on 18 October 1926.

As a teenager he began playing concerts in his local high school but his education was curtailed after he was convicted of armed robbery and spent three years in a reformatory for young offenders ...
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Re: Chuck Berry, 1926-2017, R.I.P.
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 20:47:19 »
Fons et origo of much of the best rock 'n roll, esp. Stones and Beach Boys--latter settled a suit with Mr Berry:

Ça explique, mais ça n'excuse pas.

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Re: Chuck Berry, 1926-2017, R.I.P.
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 20:48:15 »
Another legend gone.   :salute:
I'm just like the CAF, I seem to have retention issues.