The Passing of Chuck Berry aged 90

For a number of years I made a point of trying to get to every concert by a legend that came within driving distance. A few got through the cracks, but I am very happy that I reached this goal with so many greats.

Chuck Berry, inventor of rock and roll, was so much fun to see live. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious.  He never lost that little kid feeling and he seemed to feel blessed to do what he as doing for a living.   A very important person in history alone, not just music, but he broke down many barriers.  Living until 90 gave us that extra time to see this legend.  Opening up for the Grateful Dead at an outdoor race track was a great place to experience that rock and roll music.

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RIP Chuck Berry

Mike @ Spool Going Round

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If you like my blog and have access to programming and would like to do a radio/internet show together, please contact me. spoolgoinground@yahoo.com My name is Mike. I am an on-air radio DJ. I fell in love with radio in Chicago and then took that passion to someplace where I could actually get on the air. My travels took me to Seattle, WA, Eugene and Portland, OR and Washington D.C., where I was able to have my own morning show. I've had crab cakes with Warren Zevon, sat backstage with Sting, had Melissa Etheridge sing to me from the front row and I loved every minute of it. That passion for music still burns strong in me and I love to talk music and be turned on to music. Sharing new music with people is what got me interested in radio in the first place. It is wonderful to be able to talk music with you. "Go ahead you're on the air..." Read more: http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/spool-going-round/about-spool-going-round.html#ixzz1Bfx7V0ug
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