Chuck Berry RIP

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Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:23 pm Post

Another Master of His Craft, leaves us.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEtLeoNW6Sw
BonVoyage Chuck.
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Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 am Post

Saw him once on the stage of the Theatre Royal, Newcastle. A great evening - when he did the duck walk, the roof nearly blew off the old building.

(Sometimes I wish I'd kept a proper record of the acts I saw, and in one or two cases met as a journalist, in the late 60s and early 70s. I have some cuttings, but that is all. Then the appearances of genre-defining stars like Chuck Berry were almost commonplace, and they themselves somehow seemed eternal. Now they are almost all gone.)
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:37 pm Post

Damn. Didn't know he was still around.
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Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:26 pm Post

Also the Chuck Berry of newspaper columnists RIP. Jimmy Breslin, dead at 88. Inspired generations, newer to be outdone.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/busi ... .html?_r=0
Scribo ergo sum

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Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:21 pm Post

matsgz wrote:Also the Chuck Berry of newspaper columnists RIP. Jimmy Breslin, dead at 88. Inspired generations, newer to be outdone.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/19/busi ... .html?_r=0


Great story-teller. Never met him, would've liked to.
'Listen, some quiet night, when you've shirked your work that day. Do you hear
that distant, almost inaudible clicking sound? That's one of your
competitors, working away in the night in
Paris or London or Erie, PA.'