The father of rock (n roll) died yesterday. He wasn't perfect but his impact on the world of rock music was arguably unrivaled as evidenced by the people issuing tributes to him and the way that his sound and words resonate today through virtually every rock tune.
In 50 years time will our grand children / distance relatives remember him too? Someone reading social media today will know how their favourite rock stars link to the root that was Mr Berry but when they're gone who will remember? How to we counter forgetfulness? Sharing ones gifts can make the world a happier place, but we shouldn't forget where it started.
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Johnny B Goode
Once upon a time, rock'n'roll was an idiom that enabled young people from humble circumstances to escape poverty and make a name for themselves. This was before scions of the landed gentry, masquerading as outcasts, began forming bands like the Wallflowers and the Strokes, producing a brand of music best described as plutocrap: cute, but extraneous.
Original Article - The Guardian 21/06/07