Put a Pin on the Map View my Forum Guestmap
Free Guestmaps by Bravenet.com

The Old Acclaimed Music Forum

Go to the NEW FORUM

Music, music, music...
Start a New Topic 
HOA plaque: Chuck Berry

Charles Edward Anderson “CHUCK” BERRY
“The Prime Minister of Rock ‘n’ Roll”
Born October 18, 1926, St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Genre: Rock
Styles: Rock & Roll

ALBUMS: After School Session (2077); One Dozen Berrys (1327); Chuck Berry Is on Top (1270).
SONGS: Maybellene (78); Roll Over Beethoven (487); Rock and Roll Music (1008); Sweet Little Sixteen (854); Johnny B. Goode (6); Memphis, Tennessee (1370).

CRYSTAL BALL (music that will eventually make his top six)
ALBUMS: Rockin’ at the Hops (2395); St. Louis to Liverpool (958).

All are welcome to post their appreciations of Chuck on this thread.

Re: HOA plaque: Chuck Berry

During Survivor I claimed to hate Chuck Berry (hate is such a strong word, "hate" is more appropriate.) Then I went and bought Chuck Berry Is On Top on vinyl, because I had to according to some other post on this forum, and good golly, I liked it. I listened to it several times in a row, and it was great. Who would have guessed?

Sadly, it's now resting with my other LPs, which doesn't get out very often, but I'll take it out soon again. It's good, and it deserves to be played.

Re: HOA plaque: Chuck Berry

Chuck was a genius. He wrote simple and great songs.
His influence as a guitar player is obvious.
He was a great lyricist, with a lot of irony, considering that he was a couloured guy writing songs about young white kids.
Almost every song in his "Is On Top" album sets shiver down my spine.
He WAS rock'n roll, even more than Elvis, image apart.