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    RIP Chuck Berry

    Chuck Berry's gone. Truly one of the pioneers of rock and roll guitar. R.I.P.

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    My favorite '50s rocker, rip Chuck

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    Not unexpected--still sad.
    I've heard a lot of good & bad about him, but his music influenced more than one generation--directly & indirectly.

    Condolences to his family & friends...
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    As I got to be a more accomplished guitar player myself, I could watch Chuck Berry play and recognized that he wasn't a very good guitar player, but he was a great guitar player. The Beatles made me want to pick up the guitar, but Chuck Berry made me want to play lead.
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    It's not so much what you can do--although that is important--but what you do with it...
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    Sad news. I personally have never been much of a Chuck Berry fan but I do respect his contribution to rock & roll. When you really listen to what he did & take into consideration when it was. It wasn't really his licks that made him. To me it was his groove. That groove is still alive & well today. That makes him one of the few true pioneers of Rock n roll. Rip
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    Whether direct or indirect--anybody who plays rock has some connection to his music--some way more than others--but it is there in some form...
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    Yes sad news indeed- he was one of the old school greats.

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    Chuck Berry was a musical and comedic genius:
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Well it was an old joke by the time he did it--but apparently that was his biggest hit...
    I've been a pilgrim on this earth, since the day of my birth, I'm a long way from my home.

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