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Subject: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 08:25 AM

I just heard on the radio that Chuck Berry turned 75 today.

We recently had a "King of Rock" thread. If I had to pick one artist I Chuck would get my vote. I truly believe that Rock And Roll could not have happened without him.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Fortunato
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 10:19 AM

Happy birthday, Chuck, thanks for the great tunes and the licks.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST,Steve Parkes
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 12:21 PM

Nah--he might have been around that long, but he ain't that age! Just keep getting older, Chuck--you don't have to get old!

Steve


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: LR Mole
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 12:26 PM

C'est la vie, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: fat B****rd
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 02:39 PM

I held his left thumb at leicester De Montfort and he never stopped playing !!


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: catspaw49
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 03:06 PM

Ah yeah.....Good ol' Chuck. Pretty damn influential in getting rock off the ground. I guess he's always been ahead of his time in everything. Remember back in 1990? Berry was accused of installing hidden cameras in the ladies room at his Missouri-based restaurant. Proving, in light of CBS' recent voyeur-fest Big Brother, that Berry is still very much the pioneer. Kinda' makes "My Ding-A-Ling" work on two different levels................

Keep on pickin' and peepin' Chuck!

Spaw


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 03:15 PM

Not too many musicians can be credited with giving birth to a rock 'n' roll cliche, to wit: the intro to Johnny B. Goode ....

If the aliens ever decipher the heiroglyphic instructions on Voyager, play the Chuck Berry record and learn to do the Duckwalk, we will have the beginnings of universal understanding through music....


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 03:31 PM

Who? Oh, the guy who invented rock & roll.

Before Elvis! Before practically everybody.

Responsible for THE major national artform of my lifetime and a worldwide industry that generates more cash than the GNP of most nations.

The main reason race, color, nationality or whatever silliness people were using to point out distinctions among us, never penetrated that culture.

The main reason radio flourished despite TV.

Oh, there were idiots on the fringe smashing records and being loud and McCarthylike before cameras, but nobody paid much attention, we were all busy having fun with Mr. Berry's tunes.

That Buddy Holly and Little Richard could practice their art on a socially level field is due to Mr. Berry.

I, like most, grew up in a world where, within my universe, all folks looked, spoke and acted amazingly alike.

A society deathly afraid that an African American family might, heaven forbid, move into the neighborhood. Yet, on the radio you could hear a sequence songs that might include the Everlys, Berry, Holly, Richard and Presley not one eyebrow raised.

Nobody cared what the Monotones or Del-Vikings looked like

Nobody steered us toward multicultural - it just was.

And Berry's workproduct was the Genesis.

Could be a stretch to suppose that a reason Dr. King believed we could all live together someday when insignificant vestiges of the aforementioned ignorance would finally be overcome, but the impact of R&R and the merging cultures of the Apollo Theater and Dick Clark could not have escapes his notice.

If there's ever a Mt. Rushmore for contributers to the national culture, his face had better be up there.

Says me, Bob P


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: 53
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 07:18 PM

chuk berry is the greatest, i just downloaded run run rudolph and that is a great song, happy b day chuck.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: ddw
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 09:13 PM

Went to a concert in Detroit a few months ago to see two of my all-time musical heroes — Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.

I almost cried for JLL —— he was bloated, pasty looking, he forgot lyrics, lost rhythms ... he was almost embarrassing to watch.

Then came the great CB and the world returned to being a place I wanted to be. He had a little equipment trouble at first, then put on a great show of R&R and blues.

Memorable moment.

Cheers, Chuck —— many more.

david


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 18 Oct 01 - 09:58 PM

Well said guest.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Airto
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 05:04 AM

I second that.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST,Leonard
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 07:11 AM

Chuck Berry changed my life. For the better. Thank you, Chuck.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 07:22 AM

Hail, Hail Rock & Roll.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:00 AM

...and those old tunes still smoke the speakers after all these years.

Chuck was singing about cars and sock hops and people thought he was the devil. Fast forward to today when metal bands sing about the devil.... What a contrast.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST,Mudcat Inner Clique
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 08:58 AM

May we remind you that Mudcat is for discussion of folk and blues. Rock and roll is not to be discussed.

May we further point out that Mr. Berry has devoted his entire career to singinging songs of his own composition. Therefore, he is nithing but a singer-songwriter. Singer-songwriters are not to be discussed in this forum.

Furthermore, what kind of 75 year old concerns himself with singing teenaged love songs. Obviously, he is a peadophile. You people should be ashmaed of glorifying such a sickie. We're going to have Susan report you to Jesus.

Mudcat Inner Clique


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 02:42 PM

May your ding-a-ling-a-ling still be playing, Chuck.


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: MarkS
Date: 19 Oct 01 - 09:06 PM

Not possible for the Chuckster to have any age at all. He will go on forever as each one of us last remembers him.
Mark


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: Cappuccino
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 03:39 PM

I bought a book of Chuck Berry guitar solo tabs a year ago - confused the hell out of me. But who else would have ever thought of that improbable chord for the beginning of No Particular Place to Go?

- Ian B


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Subject: RE: Happy 75th Chuck Berry
From: simon-pierre
Date: 20 Oct 01 - 07:02 PM

He played some years ago in Montreal, and when a friend told me that he was going to see Chuck Berry, I just asked... what, he's still alive?!? and he still play? that's the kind of good news we need! Happy birthday Chuck!


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