Sunday, March 19, 2017

Music Sunday - Chuck Berry

Tomorrow, normally my Music Monday, will be my Theme Reveal for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  I am switching my Music post to today.

Today, I offer a tribute today to the late Chuck Berry, who passed away yesterday at the age of 90.

On Twitter, tweets from various music greats flew in - Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, and more.  He's been on Rolling Stone magazine's lists of greatest rock and roll musicians of all time.  Three of his songs are on the Rolling Stone list of 500 greatest rock songs.

He was considered one of the greatest rock guitar players of the modern era.

Here are some of my favorite Chuck Berry songs.

From 1956, Roll Over Beethoven.

Johnny B. Goode - a live performance from 1958.

Also from 1958, Sweet Little Sixteen.

You may want to remove the children from the room for this final one.  This song was popular when I was in college, and this live performance - well, let's say it's not suitable for all audiences.  But it was his only #one hit song.

Berry, as late as last year, was still performing live shows.  He was planning to release an album later this year called Chuck.  It would have been his first album in 38 years.  This rock pioneer proved you don't have to be young to rock and roll.

Another rock and roll great gone.

Rest in Peace, Chuck Berry.


  1. Hi Alana,
    I heard he died. Thanks for writing a tribute to him and keeping his memory alive this way.

  2. It's hard to lose these people who gave us the music of our time. It's even harder to contemplate that they were not THAT much older than our midlife generation and that time clicks by. SO DANCE AND SING and do it NOW!!

  3. So sad to hear of his passing.

  4. I never thought of him as being 90-years-old. As Keith Richards said, "One of my lights went out."

  5. I never thought of him as being 90-years-old. As Keith Richards said, "One of my lights went out."

  6. Lot of good song been share on fB
    Coffee is on

  7. what a wonderful post Alana, all great icons are leaving us and i am still to come with terms with MJ and Amy Winehouse leaving us!

  8. I'll repeat the tweet I used immediately upon hearing of Chuck's demise....
    Beethoven may have been deaf, but he'll never roll over again...


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