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Thread #161722 Message #3845670
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
19-Mar-17 - 11:36 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
Subject: RE: Obit: Chuck Berry (1926-2017)
i , like thousands of other people, owe him or thanks for writing songs that helped me make a living.
i think also he was responsible for introducing other artists on the Chess label to English folk.
everyone was going nuts about him in the early 60's. he was revered by the beat groups.
i bought the two books of sheet music that were available and found the weird jazz keys and the strange pictures of him in a dj - mystifying. he looked weird.
i think maybe i was right - there was something rather unfathomable about him.