Chuck Berry

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Chuck Berry

Postby BFSD » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:34 pm

Went to see Chuck Berry and Chubby Checker Friday at Pala Casino here in San Diego County.
Chubby did a great show. He doesn't Twist as well as he use to but he was cookin' other wise.
Unfortunetly Chuck is showing his age (84). It is really hard and somewhat embarrassing to watch your Idols get old. I had not see Chuck in person in 13 years. It was really a shock to see him. He was his saucy self but a little confused at times. He did not play any song completly. I guess that I will just have to keep my memories of the other seven times that I saw him and he was "Chuck".
We have been loosing so many of our Singers and Stars of our Youth I guess that it is good that he is still around.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby timevac3 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 4:56 am

It is tough to see some of these great talents age, but I strongly support their right to go and do their thing. There are those who feel that perfomers who are a bit long in the tooth should retire and let their body of work stand (for example: this conversation occurs every time there's a rumored Rolling Stones tour on tap). In some cases they just have to keep doing what they do. It's like the old milk horse that kept walking his route every morning though there was no longer any need to. It may be that live shows keep them going. Ultimately, it will be the audiences that will decide when or if they should pack it in and go home. With that in mind, there are some I'd rather not see any more, and just recall them fondly from when we were all younger.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby BFSD » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:29 pm

I agree. There are several artists that I have gone to see over the last five years. In all instances I am glad that I went and for a few I will go back. But there are some that I would rather remember from the past. I am getting old myself and I don't do "THINGS THAT I USE TO DO"
I love the music of the 30's, 40s, and 50's but things change. I will keep the memories.
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Re: Chuck Berry

Postby StL Rob » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:32 am

From time to time I go to Blueberry Hill where Chuck still plays once a month. The last couple times, it was easy to see that the memory is starting to go. I've seen him forget lyrics or do another song's lyrics for the one he's playing. He can still perform and its still exciting. I'll go back, I've just learned that its not going to be the same as when I saw him play under the Arch on the Fourth of JUly in the 80s.
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