Saturday, December 11, 2010

Summing it Up: Gibson's Top Ten Revolutionaries!

Talk about putting it in a nutshell!

"Did anybody combine country and western with R&B better than Charles Edward Berry? Did anybody marry rhythm and beat with lyrics of such wit and imagery, better than Charles Edward Berry? Did anybody develop a trademark guitar style that would be the staple of every garage band for the next 50 years? Did anybody write better rock numbers than “Memphis, Tennessee,” “Johnny B. Goode,” “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Roll Over Beethoven”? Could any other rock and roll legend show up minutes before a gig confident that the local pick-up band and would know all his material inside out and backwards? Are any other rock and roll legends in their 80s who still perform on a regular basis (as Berry does monthly at the Blueberry Hill bar in his hometown of St. Louis)? Think about it. Others came along, others played their part in music history, but Chuck Berry is, and always will be, rock and roll." – Andrew Vaughan.  See the rest of them HERE


Anonymous said...

Tulane I agree, Andrew Vaughan lays everything out on the table about Chuck. To bad the voters didn't get his spot on this list correct. I vote #1....
And by the way - Great Picture!! The image captures Chuck at Blueberry Hill perfectly.
CB Forum ID - Busseybootlegger

Peter said...

Yep-- I thought the world had grown beyond putting Elvis in front of Chuck Berry. Forgive them, they know not what they do.