Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry (1926-2017)

"Johnny B. Goode". "Maybelline". "Sweet Little Sixteen". "School Days". "Memphis". I think you know what this means.

Chuck Berry passed away at 90, leaving behind the above hits and so much more. Yes, his career was briefly derailed with a prison sentence for transporting a 14 year old girl across state lines, reputedly and allegedly for prostitution. He would eventually receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy and be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Mere words just aren't enough.

We'll leave you, then, with this 1973 performance of "Johnny B. Goode" from Soul Train:

Rest in peace, Chuck.

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