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Saturday, 18 March 2017 19:43

R.I.P. Chuck Berry

Written by  William A. Jacobson

My first rock idol.

Sad news.

The great Chuck Berry has died at the age of 90.

I remember as a teenager listening to his records over and over and over. I think it’s fair to say he was my first rock idol, even though by the time I started listening to him in the 1970s I was listening to a lot of his music from the 1950s.

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RIP Chuck

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(Updated: March 19, 2017)

Rock and Roll is here to stay thanks to Chuck, Elvis, Buddy Holly and Bill Halley's Rock around the clock song.

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I'm sorry he can not rip because he did not know the Prince of peace Jesus

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Rich Lang Written by Rich Lang
March 19, 2017
And you, sir, know that how, exactly? A personal friend of his, were you? Kept up with everything he did, right up to the end, did you? You sir, have NO knowledge of whether or not Chuck Berry had a personal relationship with his Lord and Saviour. None whatsoever. Your comment is tasteless, pointless, and ignorant.
Larry Reade Written by Larry Reade
March 19, 2017
Come on Richard. You know that he could have found Salvation the moment before he died or some days before or some weeks before or some years before. While you seem to find him repugnant doesn't mean that he did not allow Jesus into his heart when Christ knocked on his door for the last time. RIP, Mr Chuck Berry!
Patrica Reed Written by Patrica Reed
March 19, 2017
How do you know?
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Patrica Reed Written by Patrica Reed
March 19, 2017
He also could have accepted Christ at a much younger age.
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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 19, 2017
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March 19, 2017
And where is your proof that he received Christ? So your comments about me is useless, worthless, and ignorant
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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 19, 2017
If that is true the whole Christian world would know about it. Show me or tell the Christian that led him to the Lord otherwise you are making a false assumptions.
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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 19, 2017
How do you not know? Christianity is not done in secrecy
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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 19, 2017
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March 19, 2017
If that is true were is that report? If no one can back up any of these claims how will God view it? If you cant prove it to anybody on earth how is he or you can prove this to God?
Ron Walker Written by Ron Walker
March 20, 2017
The subject of your comment is of the utmost importance. The nature of your comment is that of ignorant judgement. The rebuttal comments, I was glad to see, were of a loving and honest nature. Your replies to the rebuttals seem to indicate that you've reached a comfortable plateau in your Christian walk and any further maturity is not likely to happen.
Anthony Swindell Written by Anthony Swindell
March 20, 2017
Whoever said this obviously does not know Jesus .... I am not this man's judge, only God is.
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Richard Donahue Written by Richard Donahue
March 21, 2017
That's true God is the final judge but that does not mean we have no judgement for ourselves first, our world, and then for others around us. We are you judge the tree by what fruit it bears or we will be left to believe without knowing nor could we question everything everyone says or does. Before you define what the Bible says about judging look at gotquestions.org
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Anthony Swindell Written by Anthony Swindell
March 21, 2017
The bible defines what it says about judging not me - or you. "judge not lest ye be judged ..." I cannot change that, maybe you can, after all you seem to think you are God.

Saq you in Lubbock, Texas when the FIRST BUDDY HOLLEY appreciation concert was PLAYED..YOU SIR, will be MISSED...!!!!

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R.I.P Mr. Berry. You will be missed. I only got to see him one time about 20 years ago at a Casino in Mississippi. I remember that my wife and I spotted him playing the slots after the show. He had the biggest smile on his face when he pulled the handle. It seemed everyone around him was oblivious to who he was. Bet he enjoyed that. You can still hear his style influence with many players to this day marking his career as one of the truly great ones!

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For me, he is the REAL King of Rock n' Roll

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I was not quite the rock band enthusiast as many were in the St. Louis area. However Chuck Berry was one to fill the "joint" when he was in town, especially Blueberry Hill. I sincerely hope he had made repentance with our Savior Jesus before he departed so we can spend eternity with Chuck in Heaven. yes he will always be remembered and especially in St. Louis. He was an inspiration for many of the black youth today as to what you can accomplish. Art LeBeau, Villa Ridge, MO (Christian & Conservative)

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Me and my band backed Chuck on a visiting Sunday at Lompoc State Prison, in 1979, where he was serving a 4 month term for tax evasion. I have to say that was the pinnicle of my music career. He was a genius and my hero and I got to play with him. One of the best days of my life. He'll be sorely missed !

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