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RIP Robert Osborne...

Seeing him on Turner Classic Movies was like seeing a good friend with innumerable stories and anecdotes to share.

Steven Spielberg puts it well:

"My condolences to the family and friends of Robert Osborne who championed the Golden Age of movies to an entire generation who never grew up in the wonderful world of black and white," director Steven Spielberg said in a statement. "He got us excited and reawakened to the greatest stories ever told with the most charismatic stars in the world. I will miss all the backstage stories he told us before and after the films. He sure opened my eyes to all that has come before and put TCM solidly on the map while ensuring his own legacy as the man who brought us back to the movies."
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A true pioneer. Sadly never got to see him live. I bet it would have been something to see.
 
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One of the greatest of all time. Cannot be overstated how much he influenced guitar players for the last 60 years. Keith Richards said he lifted every lick he ever played.

Always insisted on being paid in cash. He'd wait with his manager at the side of the stage and wouldn't go on until whoever was in charge filled it up with the agreed amount.

Was working on his first album in 38 years. Wonder how much of it he finished.

A little off topic but, one of my favorite Bil Burr bits is about Chuck reacting to Yoko Ono singing.

 

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The pioneers and trailblazers who left an indelible imprint on their very art form may live to the age of 90 as Chuck Berry did but when they go you still feel a momentary twinge as though you personally, selfishly, have been cheated. Berry built a brand that was distinguished in its brashness, backed up by bewildering guitar licks; his songs radiate with a dynamism that is birthed from musical genius. No other man so utterly repurposed popular music in the twentieth century. In defining the heartbeat of what was rock 'n' roll Berry served as nothing less than quintessential alchemist, folding the thorny twang of country into the bristling bodied moodiness of blues.

Berry was corralled and kept in a reform school following a considerable run of stealing cars and committing armed robbery at least twice. Fortunately Berry applied self-improvement to himself and before long received a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology, working for a while as a beautician. He became Sir John's Trio's lead guitarist and within months was busily completely reworking the band's sound, becoming its artistic center.

T-Bone Walker, famed guitarist from Texas, played the crucial role in showing Berry on how to bend two guitar strings in unison. Berry sped up the process and made it more alacritous, more defiantly pulsating, for the sound of rock 'n' roll. The Chuck Berry Lick, as it became known within only weeks of Berry's breakout, was born.

Berry's revolutionary sound became altogether more transporting with the creation of "Maybellene," which was massaged out of the Southern-fried "Ida Red," featuring its 2/4 backbeat. Berry altered the song's composition and lyrically told the tale of a country road chase of sorts with the song's protagonist vainly "motorvatin'" in search of the pretty young girl who remains ever-so-elusive. Chess Records producer Leonard Chess assisted in renaming the tune "Maybellene" while his bassist Willie Dixon prodded the band to keep their feet on the accelerator to make the rhythm all the more breakneck. Speaking of Berry and Chess, wholeheartedly recommend everyone here see the terribly underrated film which documented the legends who plied their trade at Chess Records, Cadillac Records.

Berry's most iconic songs have almost been relegated to being perversely overlooked and taken for granted by subsequent generations. His was a contribution so vast in scope it becomes a slightly harrowing experience merely endeavoring to convey its import. Berry announced on his ninetieth birthday his intentions of creating a new album. Even for him such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," "Move Over Beethoven," "Maybellene" and "Rock & Roll Music" and others were not enough.

Yet they most certainly were enough, along with those 1950s albums and songs which defined a new, glistening, almost feral genre of music, and compelled millions of white teenagers to not give a whit how black or white the musical genius and singular voice behind them was, to assure him status as a living legend. Now he is a legend beyond the animation of his body. Now he has finally joined his songs, up in the stars.

RIP.



The band to which I belong are about to head out momentarily. I am certain we are capable of performing a fifth-rate version of "Johnny B. Goode." Join us tonight in Mill Valley, California, everyone, just inside the town Music Hall. :)
 

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The pioneers and trailblazers who left an indelible imprint on their very art form may live to the age of 90 as Chuck Berry did but when they go you still feel a momentary twinge as though you personally, selfishly, have been cheated. Berry built a brand that was distinguished in its brashness, backed up by bewildering guitar licks; his songs radiate with a dynamism that is birthed from musical genius. No other man so utterly repurposed popular music in the twentieth century. In defining the heartbeat of what was rock 'n' roll Berry served as nothing less than quintessential alchemist, folding the thorny twang of country into the bristling bodied moodiness of blues.

Berry was corralled and kept in a reform school following a considerable run of stealing cars and committing armed robbery at least twice. Fortunately Berry applied self-improvement to himself and before long received a degree in hairdressing and cosmetology, working for a while as a beautician. He became Sir John's Trio's lead guitarist and within months was busily completely reworking the band's sound, becoming its artistic center.

T-Bone Walker, famed guitarist from Texas, played the crucial role in showing Berry on how to bend two guitar strings in unison. Berry sped up the process and made it more alacritous, more defiantly pulsating, for the sound of rock 'n' roll. The Chuck Berry Lick, as it became known within only weeks of Berry's breakout, was born.

Berry's revolutionary sound became altogether more transporting with the creation of "Maybellene," which was massaged out of the Southern-fried "Ida Red," featuring its 2/4 backbeat. Berry altered the song's composition and lyrically told the tale of a country road chase of sorts with the song's protagonist vainly "motorvatin'" in search of the pretty young girl who remains ever-so-elusive. Chess Records producer Leonard Chess assisted in renaming the tune "Maybellene" while his bassist Willie Dixon prodded the band to keep their feet on the accelerator to make the rhythm all the more breakneck. Speaking of Berry and Chess, wholeheartedly recommend everyone here see the terribly underrated film which documented the legends who plied their trade at Chess Records, Cadillac Records.

Berry's most iconic songs have almost been relegated to being perversely overlooked and taken for granted by subsequent generations. His was a contribution so vast in scope it becomes a slightly harrowing experience merely endeavoring to convey its import. Berry announced on his ninetieth birthday his intentions of creating a new album. Even for him such classics as "Johnny B. Goode," "Move Over Beethoven," "Maybellene" and "Rock & Roll Music" and others were not enough.

Yet they most certainly were enough, along with those 1950s albums and songs which defined a new, glistening, almost feral genre of music, and compelled millions of white teenagers to not give a whit how black or white the musical genius and singular voice behind them was, to assure him status as a living legend. Now he is a legend beyond the animation of his body. Now he has finally joined his songs, up in the stars.

RIP.



The band to which I belong are about to head out momentarily. I am certain we are capable of performing a fifth-rate version of "Johnny B. Goode." Join us tonight in Mill Valley, California, everyone, just inside the town Music Hall. :)
Fantastic read. Genuinely gutted at the passing of another rock 'n' roll icon. His music will live on for generations upon generations. Blasting his stuff on vinyl tonight. Aside, never knew you were in a band, man! Link me up with your stuff. Would love to hear.
 

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Swamp Thing co-creator Bernie Wrightson dies at 68

Comic book artist and illustrator Bernie Wrightson has died following a long battle with brain cancer, his wife announced via his official website Sunday. He was 68.

Wrightson was best known for co-creating the DC Universe character Swamp Thing with writer Len Wein and for illustrating the Swamp Thing comic in the early '70s. His many other projects included a comic book version of the 1982 Stephen King-penned anthology horror film Creepshow and a 1983 edition of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, for which he spent seven years creating around 50 illustrations. Wrightson also worked as a conceptual artist on a number of films including the original Ghostbusters, Galaxy Quest, and Creepshow director George A. Romero's zombie movie Land of the Dead.
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Chuck Berry and Bernie Wrightson are two of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Berry's influence is far more known as well as felt, but Wrightson was unbelievably talented as well.

Just google image Bernie Wrightson Frankenstein...
 
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