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Chuck Berry

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Breeze147, Mar 19, 2017.

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  1. Breeze147

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    Roll Over, Beethoven.

    R.I.P. A true original and pioneer of rock and roll. Age 90.
     
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    Managed to catch him live a few times,fantastic.One of a kind. RIP Chuck thanks for all those great songs.
     
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    When I first started playing guitar ---
    the ONLY soloing I could do -
    was THEE Chuck Berry riff.
    Ha-ha !
    Keith Richard is still gettin' away with it !
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    Chuck pullin' up to the stage door in his Cadillac -
    getting paid CASH first !.........from the promoter -
    Then, opening up his guitar case, pullin' out his guitar, and hittin' the stage -
    Screw the backup band + what key he was playing in !
    Bye, bye Johnny.
     
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    Onward to the Promised Land, Johnny B Goode. Always a fan, RIP
     
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    :(

    One who truly bridged my parent's generation and mine! :(
     
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    Yep, ditto Johnnie B. Goode RIP
     
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    Entertainer-innovator-wordsmith deluxe. We shall not look upon his like again.
     
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    My ding a ling! RIP CB!
     
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    For $4.50 you could have seen this bill in 1973. Springsteen opened with 4 songs, his band backed Berry.
     
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    Saw Chuck Berry with the Grateful Dead at the Portland Meadows in May of '95. He was, well okay. Still fun to see him. I think he may have been indulging with the band before he came on.
    RIP Chuck!!
     
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    WOW.

    ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN!
     
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    The TRUE King of Rock and Roll!
     
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    Right on......my last Dead shows, Memorial Day Weekend 95' wasn't it ? The only time I saw Chuck, glad I did, an innovator and pioneer.

    Jerry loved Chuck.

    ( horrible Dead shows as I recall )
     
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    Yes, they were not very good shows. I was disappointed. I had taken my son, who was about 12 at the time. He was half interested so that did not help the experience.
     
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    Chuck would have been 69 if my math works.

    We were Phil Side fairly close, did his one legged kick move across stage, is that the duck walk ?

    He was a rocker, glad I saw him.
     
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    I think the duck walk was when he was in a squat and started walking across the stage with his guitar facing the audience. And I am not sure what side we were on. We moved around. I think the weather was pretty warm that day and I seem to remember trying to find some shade.
     
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