I was never much of a fan of Chuck Berry’s. But, among people in my age group, that put me in a tiny minority.
There is no doubt that Mr. Berry,who passed away yesterday at the age of 90, was regarded as one of the true Rock ‘n’ Roll pioneers – not only among his fans, but musician after musician who talked about being influenced by his singing, guitar playing (even more than the singing)…and even that silly but engaging “duck walk” he used during his shows.
Chuck Berry was a legend. And legends are hard to come by.
May he rest in peace.