RIP Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry was a rock n roll creator and a controversial figure, from the early days of fans across state lines to the later charges over cameras in the women’s bathroom of his restaurant.

He crossed over into the mainstream of pop and has inspired many other artists. Rock n Roll and Rocksploitation.

Elvis Presley sang Chuck Berry Songs throughout his career, in concerts and radio/tv performances.

 

When Elvis Presley jammed with Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash, they did Gospel and they did Cuck Berry. Especially Brown Eyed Handsome Man.

Chuck Berry’s early career was a lesson in not being ripped off by venues: Paid before Play. His 50s career was ended not by religion as was the Little Richard; but by police convicting him for transporting underaged fans across state lines. Sex drugs and rock n roll.

In 1964,  Elvis Presley let The Beatles into his home and they finally talked music and broke out instruments, they played Chuck Berry Songs.

 

Chuck Berry wrote many brilliant songs that he recorded, others recorded and others copied.

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In the years 1956 and 1957, no one could bump Elvis off the charts besides Elvis.

In 1972, Elvis’ Burning Love, a stadium song and his last great single was blocked from #1 by Chuck Berry’s My Ding A Ling, a college audience dirty ditty.

in 1987, Chuck Berry let the 60s and 70s rockers pay hommage to him in Hail Hail Rock n Roll.

Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987) – IMDb

Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll – Wikipedia

How Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode” Helped Define ‘Back to the Future’
How Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" Helped Define 'Back to the Future'
1995
Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think
Peter Guralnick on Why Chuck Berry Is Even Greater Than You Think

Chuck Berry died at 90 years of age, march 18, 2017.

Chuck Berry’s Bottomless Vault: Inside His Epic 21-Hour Box Set …

Jan 9, 2015 – A new box set collects everything Chuck Berry ever recorded – from … German label Bear Family has set out to honor every twist and weird turn in Berry’s … 21-hour box set, Chuck Berry: The Complete Studio Recordings .
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Sep 8, 2014 – This fall, Bear Family Records is releasing the ultimate tribute to … The 16-CD box set is even lavish by Bear Family’s gold standard, … Bear Family’s Rock and Roll Music tells the Chuck Berry story in words and music.

 

Hollywood Reacts to Chuck Berry's Death
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Died: March 18, 2017
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