Chuck Berry: Oct 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry: The lyricist to fuse fun with intelligence, the guitarist that schooled all, the band leader that infectiously rubbed straight rhythms against swung notes, the wordsmith that single-handedly advanced rock’s vocabulary, the singer that demanded attention not with range but rather the patter of his voice, the songwriter that wrote about many of rock’s greatest themes first, the “black man playing hillbilly music” for mixed audiences in a time of segregation… the greatest.

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