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Happy Birthday Chuck Berry! Chuck Berry Turns 81
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Rock Legend, Guitar God, Poet Extraordinaire Chuck Berry turns 81 tomorrow. Thursday marks the eighty-first birthday of one of the greatest poets and entertainers of our time. Berry, the duck-walking, guitar-playing, song writing genius who defined rock n' roll music with such classics as"Johnny B. Goode,""Sweet Little Sixteen"and"Maybelline," still packs 'em in after these years.
He use to carry his guitar in a gunny sack
Or sit beneath the trees by the railroad track.
Oh, the engineers used to see him sitting in the shade,
Strumming with the rhythm that the drivers made.
The People passing by, they would stop and say
Oh my that little country boy could play
- Excerpt from "Johnny B. Goode"
The legendary Chuck Berry was born on October 18, 1926. To many, myself included, Chuck Berry is one of rock and rolls greatest pioneers. Born Charles Edward Anderson Berry, he is The Man or as many call him, "The Prime Minister of Rock 'n' Roll". There are a number of memorable quotes that people have used to describe Mr. Berry over the years.

"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'."
-- John Lennon

"[My mama] said, 'You and Elvis are pretty good, but you're no Chuck Berry.'"
-- Jerry Lee Lewis

"There's only one true king of rock 'n' roll. His name is Chuck Berry."
-- Stevie Wonder

"Jimi Hendrix played guitar, the Beatles wrote songs, Kiss perfected theatrics and stage presence, but Chuck Berry did it all."
-- Jody Nimetz SEO-Space Author
Ridin' along in my automobile
My baby beside me at the wheel
I stole a kiss at the turn of a mile
My curiosity runnin' wild
Cruisin' and playin' the radio
With no particular place to go.
- Excerpt from "No Particular Place to Go"
The man is brilliant. There's not much more to say about Chuck Berry. In preparation for this post I used a number of search engines to try and learn more about Mr. Chuck Berry. The results from the different engines were interesting. ASK.com was by far the leader in terms of providing the best results and information on Chuck Berry. Throughout this post, you will see how the SERPs looked when I performed a search for Chuck Berry.

Just let me hear some of that
Rock And Roll Music,
Any old way you choose it;
It's got a back beat, you can't lose it,
Any old time you use it.
It's gotta be Rock And Roll Music,
If you want to dance with me,
- from "Rock and Roll Music"

Ladies and gentleman, Mr. Chuck Berry...

Official Chuck Berry Site

Happy Birthday Chuck!!!


posted by Jody @ Wednesday, October 17, 2007  
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