Sunday, March 19, 2017

Remembering Chuck Berry

In my generation, we all listened and danced to Chuck Berry. We danced in school, at Paramount Theater concerts in Brooklyn and Manhattan, at parties, at home, and for me ... on TV. We danced ... we laughed ... we sang ...we had fun. I remember watching Chuck Berry on our first black and white TV. What I liked most about him was his upbeat music and disposition. His lyrics would repeat in your mind hours and days after listening to them on a vinyl record. Much of today's music, as with film and poetry, is expected to connect with pain and suffering - the patterns (algorithm) of abuse, healing, and overcoming obstacles. Sometimes music should just be fun and make you feel good ... or have we forgotten what that's like?

Chuck Berry (October 18, 1926 - March 18, 2017)

Chuck Berry was an award winning American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. He was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having "laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance." Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazine's "greatest of all time" lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berry's: "Johnny B. Goode", "Maybellene", and "Rock and Roll Music".

  Chuck Berry Google Videos

"Johnny B. Goode" is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record.
Did aliens listen and connect?

Forget yoga, meditation, or whatever you do to feel good today.

Let's sing ... Move your body as you sit there.

Stretch those shoulder and neck muscles ... Good exercise...

Science and religion are both the same thing.
They're there; they're life.
If it's not science, it's not a fact.

Chuck Berry Quotes