The day Rock ‘n’ Roll Died

Ends and Beginnings

Chuck-Berry-007“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.” – John Lennon

In the song American Pie, Don McLean describes the day the music died with the death of Buddy Holly, “And the three men I admire most, The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast, The day the music died”. Saturday, the father of Rock ‘n’ Roll died with the death of Chuck Berry. “Way back in history three thousand years, In fact every since the world began, There’s been a whole lot of good women sheddin’ tears, For a brown eyed handsome man, It’s a lot of trouble was brown eyed handsome man.”

In 1979 I was an eighteen year old in love with all things The Beatles, The Rolling  Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin. These four bands had one master…

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