Chuck Berry RIP

Damn, this sucks. From the article:

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” has died. He was 90.

The singer/songwriter, whose classic “Johnny B. Goode” was chosen by Carl Sagan to be included on the golden record of Earth Sounds and Music launched with Voyager in 1977, died Saturday afternoon, St. Charles County Police Department confirmed. The cause of death was not revealed.

Maybe I am getting older and thus some influential people that had an impact on my life now passing away make it feel so, but I keep wondering why so many greats are dropping like flies.

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  1. West Virginia Rebel

    At least he did get to live that long. He saw all these people who had been influenced by him, become huge stars themselves, not to mention everyone else who learned how to play an electric guitar. That’s a heck of a legacy to leave behind.

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  2. InsipiD

    He was fortunate to be basically the only contemporary music included on the Voyager record.  You have to leave them wanting more, and even the aliens are bound to, as a cartoon speculated at the time.

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