We live in a world where music is constantly changing, sometimes good, but sometimes it gets overly dependent on autotune and certain record labels tend to look towards image over talent. But, there was a time when music was golden and imperfect. Yea, imagine that: perfection in the imperfection. I’m talking about the days when rock n’ roll was about cool guitar licks and awesome hair. There’s a bit of it today, sort of, but it is nothing like Chuck Berry.
The first time I heard a Chuck Berry song was in the movie “Back to the Future” where Marty McFly takes the stage and plays “Johnny B. Goode”. I still remember this quote from Marvin in the movie, “Chuck! Chuck, it’s Marvin. Your cousin, Marvin Berry. You know that new sound you’re looking for? Well, listen to this!” It was such an iconic song that was played by the iconic artist Chuck Berry. He was an innovator of music and he changed the rules how he saw fit best.
Chuck Berry was a great artist and played a refreshing break from all the new music out there. I’m well rounded when it comes to music, listening to old and new, and sometimes, it’s nice to take a little trip back in time to feel the music of vintage rock and roll.