Chuck Berry

 

Chuck Berry - Rock and Roll Legend

Well it would be wrong not to write a blog about the music legend that is Chuck Berry as he passed away last weekend. He will be so missed but what an AMAZING man he was and he lived to the ripe old age of 90. 

Charles Edward Anderson re-named himself Chuck Berry and forged an incredible career that spanned over 50 years.

His start was less that desireable being convicted of armed robbery in his teens and being sent to prison for three years.

He was always focused and drawn to music though and was a great guitarist. He started writing songs and playing at local Jazz clubs where he met other great musicins and formed musical relationships and later bands.

Chucks fame hit when he wrote a song called 'Maybellene' and his friend Muddy Waters introduced him to a record company. Maybellene is considered to be the first true Rock and Roll song ever written.


Chuck was not only a musician forging a path way that had never really been treaded before in terms of his music style but he was also a black man living in a time where black people had no rights and were suppressed, so Chucks achievements are really astonding considering the era he was living in.

Chuck's other hits included 'Sweet little Sixteen', 'You can't catch me', 'Memphis,Tennessee', 'No particular place to go' and of course 'Johnny B Goode'


Chuck inspired a whole generation of people to pick up the guitar and learn to play. He taught people to express themselve through music and write whatever comes to them without the restrictions of what has been done before.

He lived a long life and left a lasting legacy. See ya Chuck. Thanks for everything!

Love TMB

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Chuck Berry

 

Chuck Berry - Rock and Roll Legend

Well it would be wrong not to write a blog about the music legend that is Chuck Berry as he passed away last weekend. He will be so missed but what an AMAZING man he was and he lived to the ripe old age of 90. 

Charles Edward Anderson re-named himself Chuck Berry and forged an incredible career that spanned over 50 years.

His start was less that desireable being convicted of armed robbery in his teens and being sent to prison for three years.

He was always focused and drawn to music though and was a great guitarist. He started writing songs and playing at local Jazz clubs where he met other great musicins and formed musical relationships and later bands.

Chucks fame hit when he wrote a song called 'Maybellene' and his friend Muddy Waters introduced him to a record company. Maybellene is considered to be the first true Rock and Roll song ever written.


Chuck was not only a musician forging a path way that had never really been treaded before in terms of his music style but he was also a black man living in a time where black people had no rights and were suppressed, so Chucks achievements are really astonding considering the era he was living in.

Chuck's other hits included 'Sweet little Sixteen', 'You can't catch me', 'Memphis,Tennessee', 'No particular place to go' and of course 'Johnny B Goode'


Chuck inspired a whole generation of people to pick up the guitar and learn to play. He taught people to express themselve through music and write whatever comes to them without the restrictions of what has been done before.

He lived a long life and left a lasting legacy. See ya Chuck. Thanks for everything!

Love TMB

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