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    Default Chuck Berry, RIP

    Rest in peace - no chance -

    Chuck Berry died yesterday, aged 90.

    http://exclaim.ca/music/article/rock...rry_dead_at_90
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    Default Re: Chuck Berry, RIP

    A rock and roll legend. RIP.

    But will he get the same criticism as Bowie did on this site for getting off with underage girls?

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    Default Re: Chuck Berry, RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraxinus View Post
    A rock and roll legend. RIP.

    But will he get the same criticism as Bowie did on this site for getting off with underage girls?
    From me for sure. Was never convicted of that but did serve time for transporting a woman (she happened to be underage) across a state boundary for immoral purposes.

    Was also never convicted but settled the law suits out of court (1.2 million) for secretly filming women in the ladies of a restaurant he owned.

    A deeply unsavory individual. People rave about his music but what sticks in my mind is "My Ding a Ling". Yuck ....
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Default Re: Chuck Berry, RIP

    A musically talented but also deeply unsavoury individual.

    Because he had the 'right colour of skin', and was therefore one of the 'oppressed', he will not suffer the fate of being damned as a 'Nazi playboy' by our esteemed moderator-in-chief.
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    Default Re: Chuck Berry, RIP

    In fairness there hasn't been an over the top outpouring of media grief in this scenario. Football managers were even asked about their opinions on Bowie when he died. Chuck Berry will be remembered as musically extremely significant but a fairly odious character.
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    Default Re: Chuck Berry, RIP

    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie Lee View Post
    In fairness there hasn't been an over the top outpouring of media grief in this scenario. Football managers were even asked about their opinions on Bowie when he died. Chuck Berry will be remembered as musically extremely significant but a fairly odious character.
    Former US president Barack Obama paid tribute to Chuck Berry, without even mentioning Berry's unsavoury incidents - similar to David Cameron paying tribute to Bowie without mentioning the darker side of Bowie.

    There's a sense of hypocrisy all around, really.
    "If you go far enough to either extreme of the political spectrum, Communist or fascist, you'll find hard-eyed men with guns who believe that anybody who doesn't think as they do should be incarcerated or exterminated. " - Jim Garrison, Former DA, New Orleans.

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