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nytimes.com
Chuck Berry, Musician Who Helped Define Rock ’N’ Roll, Dies at 90
By Jon Pareles

While Elvis Presley was rock’s first pop star and teenage heartthrob, Mr. Berry was its master theorist and conceptual genius, the songwriter who understood what the kids wanted before they did themselves. With songs like “Johnny B. Goode” and “Roll Over Beethoven,” he gave his listeners more than they knew they were getting from jukebox entertainment.

His guitar lines wired the lean twang of country and the bite of the blues into phrases with both a streamlined trajectory and a long memory. And tucked into the lighthearted, telegraphic narratives that he sang with such clear enunciation was a sly defiance, upending convention to claim the pleasures of the moment.

In “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “You Can’t Catch Me” and other songs, Mr. Berry invented rock as a music of teenage wishes fulfilled and good times (even with cops in pursuit). In “Promised Land,” “Too Much Monkey Business” and “Brown Eyed Handsome Man,” he celebrated and satirized America’s opportunities and class tensions. His rock ’n’ roll was a music of joyful lusts, laughed-off tensions and gleefully shattered icons. [Read More]

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W Magazine’s first ever his/her issue with: Kanye West, Elle Fanning, Rami Malek, Irina Shayk, Kit Harrington, Priyanka Chopra, Chris Evans, Halle Berry, Ethan Hawke, Julia Louis Dreyfus and more!

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11 years ago Mr. Berry and I traveled to the Chapel of the Bells in Tahoe and in front my parents were married. With only three short months, we fufilled our immigration requirements by throwing caution to the wind and trusting in our love.

A chance meeting online has lead to a life that only gets better with the passing years, and with the arrival of our son, you’ve proved to be more amazing than I could have ever imagined.

Happy Anniversary, Boobie! Love you with all my heart ♡

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