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The twin pillars of rock’n’roll

Roger Glover pays tribute to the late Chuck Berry, who passed away on March 18 at the age of 90:

I have said often enough that the entire edifice that is rock’n’roll is held up by the twin pillars of Little Richard and Chuck Berry. Little Richard for his searing voice and superb band and Chuck for his scattershot lyrics and iconic guitar style. And most importantly, they wrote the songs.

Naturally, I’m saddened by Chuck Berry’s passing. The world turns and heroes are gone. The first album I bought with the first money I earned was Chuck Berry’s first album. Every band on the planet has learned and played his songs. Immortal songs. Living music.

RG



4 Comments to “The twin pillars of rock’n’roll”:

  1. 1
    Adel says:

    Lovely words from our wise man. Yes their music is immortal just like the endless classic songs from our DP.

  2. 2
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    Chuck had just recently finished recording a new studio album, which was slated for release in 2017. It was his first new studio album for decades…. Sadness.

  3. 3
    nupsi59 says:

    Before Chuck Berry entered the music scene, the electric guitar was just an instrument like any other. But soon it would be called “lead guitar” and is now t h e SYMBOL of ROCKMUSIC.

    Thank you, Chuck Berry, and rest in Peace!

  4. 4
    NWO says:

    Hail Hail Rock’n Roll!! Johnny be good tonight! RIP Mr. Berry….

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