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NME: Brian May tribute to Chuck Berry

"In a way, it's a bit like the person who invented the wheel dying." - FelisLunartik

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.

Please share any tributes with the AP community.

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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

https://www.instagram.com/p/BRy9thNghwp/?taken-by=questlove

Drummer-producer Questlove posted an image on Instagram: “Thou Shall Have No Other Rock Gods Before Him #ChuckBerry rip @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.”

wow... didn't know... RIP... that's really depressive.

Indeed...........All Guitars Were Half-Staffed On That Eventful Day~!!!

There Is Considerable Debate On The True Founder Of 'Rock n' Roll', But There Is Absolutely NO Disputing The Man Who Gave Guitar Swag To Black Popular Music From The 50's & Beyond Today~!

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