Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017

Chuck Berry, legend who formed the bedrock of rock ’n’ roll, dies at 90

Chuck Berry was the father of rock-and-roll… period. He influenced millions of musicians including myself.

He was a great influence on me as a guitar player. I don’t think rock-and-roll will have started the way it did without him. Even most of my favorite guitarists like Rory Gallagher, Ace Frehley, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, etc, will not have sounded the way we know them today. He will be greatly missed. 😥

I learned how to play Johnny B. Goode from the Jimi Hendrix Plays Berkeley film. After that I started learning and buying many of Berry’s songs and albums.

You can see some Chuck Berry moves and playing style on this Jimi Hendrix video. 🙂

Chuck Berry 1926 – 2017 R.I.P. 😦