“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.” – John Lennon
Today The GTC would like to wish an Electrifying Happy 87th Birthday to the Great Charles Edward Anderson Berry! Yeah, we’re celebrating the man himself, Chuck Berry! Sure, there has been some debate on who created the Rock N’ Roll sound. You, Joe Hill Lewis, Bill Haley, Ike Turner’s Kings Of Rhythm or some forgotten blues man the world will never know… Does really it matter? Hell NO!
“You didn’t know whether Chuck Berry was black or white – it was not a concern.” – Keith Richards
What is resoundingly certain is that the world of Rock N’ Roll would be devastatingly different without your soul bending guitar licks and remarkably crafty lyrics. So, a huge thank you on this day of your birth!
“I found a sound that people really liked – I found this basic concept and all I did was change the lyrics and the melody a little bit. My songs, if you listen to them, they’re quite a lot alike, like Chuck Berry.” – Buck Owens
Please visit Mr. Berry’s new website for all things Chuck! HERE!
“I never liked blues and I really didn’t like jazz. I liked Chuck Berry.” – Johnny Ramone
We’ve heard from the rest, now lets hear from the best…
“Rock’s so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.” – Chuck Berry
“I grew up thinking art was pictures until I got into music and found I was an artist and didn’t paint.” – Chuck Berry
“Of the five most important things in life, health is first, education or knowledge is second, and wealth is third. I forget the other two.” – Chuck Berry
“They [black and white musicians] jived between each other. All were artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the world had no racial problems whatsoever.” – Chuck Berry
“Don’t let the same dog bite you twice” – Chuck Berry