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Wow! Magazine by Joshua Pundit

Dammitt. Chuck Berry just passed away at 90 years of age ‘after ‘an illness’ as the press likes to put it. Once he finally stopped performing about 5 or 6 years ago, I figured it wouldn’t be too much longer.

That legendary vitality of his finally wore down.

Almost all of the old rockn’rollers have passed on to that Great Concert in the Sky, and when they’re gone something unique will have gone with them.There’s always was an ageless quality to Berry, something about that old spine and leg catharsis that still seemed young, powerful and ageless. Jerry Lee has it too and now in his eighties, he’s pretty much just what he always said he’d be…the last man standing.

Two personal memories of Chuck Berry…two sides of the same coin.

A hot, humid summer night on the road, checking into a hotel in the Midwest, the name and exact place lost in the memory banks. Not a roach hole or a five star, but the sort of moderately priced place you stay at if you’re on tour and trying to keep the costs down[…]

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Joshua Pundit (Rob Miller) is The Watcher of Wow! Magazine.  You can avail yourself of Joshua Pundit’s essays at Wow! and at his website, Joshua Pundit.

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