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Lord Evan Elpuss



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Chuck Berry Reply with quote

It has been reported on breakfast TV this morning that Chuck Berry has died.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of the biggest influences in pop/rock history, even more than Elvis, as The Beatles and Stones will testify.

RIP
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favourite scenes from films is John Travolta and Uma Thurman dancing to Chuck Berry's You Never Can Tell in Pulp Fiction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-Q3ADnJKpY

And one of my favourite records from The Stones is Come On composed by Chuck.... their debut single.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV62UcqbcQA

Chuck Berry is a legend in music...there's no doubting that.

R.I.P

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another good Rolling Stones cover of a Chuck Berry track, their version of 'Carol': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--PK3RZn9zE
I've always liked ELO's cover of 'Roll Over Beethoven.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad news for me to hear... another of my heroes gone. I found him absolutely fascinating to watch, particularly in his younger days. He seemed to bring in humour to his style.. doing the splits, duck walk and his facial expressions etc.. he made me smile. I'd loved to have known him!
Many classics tracks but I think Nadine would be getting up there for me - love the lyrics to this track... "I was campaign shouting like a southern diplomat" amazing.
But, despite being banned by the Beeb, I loved My Ding-a-ling too, great, rich guitar sound. I'll miss him being around. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Without Chuck, music would have taken a completely different path. I couldn't pay him a higher compliment than that. Certainly, millions of guitarist and bands owe him so much.

That "Southern diplomat" line is such a great one, but then he wrote so many. His lyrics were so evocative and varied.

Richard Williams wrote a lovely piece in the Guardian - not least because he said something I've always thought - which is that American Graffiti was like a 2 hour Chuck Berry song.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2017/mar/18/chuck-berry-the-rocknroller-who-wrote-the-soundtrack-for-teen-rebellion

Bless you, Chuck. Wherever you may be, I'm sure the joint is rockin'.
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