When I heard that Chuck Berry had died I felt very sad. I had grown up listening to his music because my mum and dad played played all the old greats on our record player.
Chuck is my favourite guitarist. No one plays like him. No one has influenced the genre of rock and roll like him. The duck walk. The Gibson 335. The cheeky grin.
Chuck mixed the major and minor pentatonic scales to great effect. Johnny b Goode being a great example of this. Of course everyone has their influences and T bone walker was one of Chucks. He was also a great guitarist and performer.
Music is about entertainment and Chuck was a fantastic performer. He worked the crowd and his famous duck walk was his showpiece.
Releasing his last album at the age of 90 his career spanned an incredible 60 plus years. A true genius.