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Chuck Berry: (1926-2017)

Chuck Berry, a singing electric blues guitarist with a remarkably limber stage presence who pioneered rock 'n' roll and single-handedly put the saxophone out of business as a lead R&B instrument in 1955, died on March 18. He was 90....        
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Chuck Berry Was the Sound of 20th Century America

Entertainment / Music : Pitchfork: The Pitch

Chuck Berry released his first single “Maybellene” in 1955, not long after the century he would help define reached its midpoint. Rock’n’roll was busy being born, set off four years earlier by “Rocket 88,” the Ike Turner side sung b...

Chuck Berry (1926-2017), Legendary Guitarist Who Pioneered Modern Rock and Roll

Humor / odd : Laughing Squid

Chuck Berry, the legendary musician whose incredible talent and flamboyant style helped to form the bedrock of modern rock and roll, passed away on March 8, 2017 at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri. He was 90 years old. Frie...

Rock ’n’ Roll Legend Chuck Berry Has Died at 90

Entertainment / Pop Culture : Slate: Brow Beat

Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose pioneering rock ’n’ roll records of the 1950s helped define the genre, has died at the age of 90, the New York Times reports. The St. Charles County police department confirme...

Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry dies, age 90

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Rock and roll legend and electric guitar pioneer Chuck Berry has died at age 90. St. Louis’ KSDK Channel 5 reported Saturday that police were summoned to the home of the guitarist’s home around 12:40 p.m. on Saturday and found an un...

Before and After Chuck Berry

Technology / Internet : Daring Fireball

Great collection of audio clips from Guilbert Gates for The New York Times: Chuck Berry himself would be the first to admit he didn’t invent rock ’n’ roll, but he came to define it in a series of iconic singles made between 1955 and...


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