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Some Final Words About the Life, Legacy, and Legend of Chuck Berry
The greatest artists offer a reflection for a nation to see itself and its time, and Chuck Berry, a beautician by trade, knew a thing or two about holding up a mirror for a customer.  His most famous song, “Johnny B. Goode,” is a classic story of the Americ...

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Chuck Berry: The 20 Essential Songs
Elvis Presley will forever be known as the king of rock & roll in name, but few would dispute Chuck Berry's status as the genre's true godfather – the one most directly responsible for its endlessly adaptable blueprint.  "Chuck had the swing," Keith Richard...

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The Music World Reacts to Chuck Berry's Death
There is no living rocker who doesn’t stand in the shadow of Chuck Berry, and following his  death on Saturday at age 90 , musicians from all genres took to social media to honor the rock pioneer.  Below, we round up the tributes. To keep reading this artic...

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Rock Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90
Chuck Berry, the perpetual wild man of rock music who helped define its rebellious spirit in the 1950s and was the sly poet laureate of songs about girls, cars, school and even the “any old way you choose it” vitality of the music itself, died March 18 at a...

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Eric Burdon and the Animals in Concert
Eric Burdon and the Animals were recently the headliner on the 2nd-ever Flower Power Cruise. Here is a picture page capturing Burdon and the his band in concert from that cruise: And here's shots of Eric being interviewed:

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As Baby Boomers Become Collectors, Prices of Vintage Guitars Skyrocket
True love knows no fear, and legendary blues guitarist B.B. King once rushed into a burning building to save his beloved Lucille. But Lucille wasn’t his wife – it was actually his Gibson 335 electric guitar. The incident is emblematic of the respect that mo...

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The Who to Take Up Residency in Las Vegas
  The Who is taking up residency at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas this summer. Caesars Entertainment announced Monday that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers will become the first rock band to take up residence at the hotel-casino's Colosseum since the venue op...

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David Bowie: How Can That Voice Not Be Here Anymore?
By  Dave Price 1st published in  Booming Encore Shirley Giddens remembers with absolute certainty her surroundings when she first heard the news. It was early morning and she was in her kitchen getting ready for the drive to the South Jersey high school whe...

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Bruce Springsteen Gets Angry on 'Wrecking Ball'
Around the time of the 2008 economic collapse,  Bruce Springsteen  was working on a gospel music album. When he found that particular style of music didn’t suit his anger and frustration regarding what he was hearing in the news, and seeing happen to friend...

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The Legacy of Derek and the Dominoes
“That thing was like lightning in a bottle,” begins our  Bobby Whitlock  interview of his short-lived band with Eric Clapton, Derek and the Dominos. “We did one club tour, we did one photo session, then we did a tour of a bit larger venues. Then we did one ...
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