March 18th, 2017 marked a monumental day in the world of music history, as it was the day that Chuck Berry, known to be one of the first pioneers of rock n’ roll, passed away. Fans across all nations were united that day, coming together to appreciate all the beautiful music that Berry gave us.
Born on October 18th, 1926 Chuck Berry expressed an interest in music from the earliest of his days. From his first album, ‘After School Session’ (1957), to his latest release ‘Rock It’ (1979) and everything in between, we will never forget the endless melody and rhythm that seemed to completely embody the true essence that was Chuck. Every music connoisseur has a memory associated with Chuck’s music. In my own mind, I can remember my grandparents listening to Chuck’s music, and as a younger person, I couldn’t stop thinking about how much talent and history was encompassed within those songs. Although many of us reading this now were not around to see Chuck’s big break into mainstream music, his songs transform us in a way to which we feel like we really could’ve been there. His music, the songs, the classic Chuck essence, has inspired many others, including infamous rock musicians such as Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Prior to his passing, Chuck Berry announced his first new album in over 37 years, ‘Chuck’, to be released in June of 2017. Surely this album will go down in history as one of the greatest.
Speaking on behalf of rock n’ roll fans everywhere, thank you, Chuck; for you have given us something that has become such an influential part of our lives; music. And for that, we are eternally grateful.
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