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Thread #161722 Message #3845666
Posted By: gillymor
19-Mar-17 - 10:34 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
Best Rock and Roll concert I ever saw was Chuck and Bo Diddley on the same bill in Wash. D.C. around '72. It was just a runaway freight train from start to finish. If any Chuckophiles haven't seen the documentary and concert film "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" with Keith Richard and other Rock luminaries I highly recommend it. In the early '80's I was in a blues band and the singer decided he wanted to do "Johnny B. Goode" and I thought no problem but it took me weeks to get those double stops right and I'm not sure I ever did. In addition to his great song writing he was a very original guitarist.