Chuck Berry and Bob Dylan (Rip: Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll)

Chuck Berry

 

Charles Edward AndersonChuckBerry   was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music passes away on March 18 2017 (R.I.P)

“In my universe, Chuck is irreplaceable,” said Bob Dylan.

When I first heard Chuck Berry, I didn’t consider that he was black. I thought he was a hillbilly. Little did I know, he was a great poet, too. And there must have been some elitist power that had to get rid of all these guys, to strike down rock ’n’ roll for what it was and what it represented — not least of all being a black-and-white thing.”

 

Bob Dylan

Nadine” (also known as “Nadine (Is It You?)“) is a song written and performed by Chuck Berry

According to Allmusic, the song had a “profound influence” on the songwriting of Bob Dylan: “One need only listen to ‘Nadine (Is It You?)’, released in February 1964, and then to the 1965 Dylan album Bringing It All Back Home, with its surreal story-songs, to hear the similarities.”

Bob Dylan – Nadine

 

To Chuck, the Shakespeare of rock and roll, congratulations on your PEN award, that’s what too much monkey business will get ya

Bob Dylan writing on the occasion of the 26 February 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award Ceremony

Note: “Too Much Monkey business” refers to Berry’s song of the same name.

source: https://cohencentric.com/2016/10/17/bob-dylan-congratulates-pen-lyrics-award-winners-chuck-berry-shakespeare-rock-roll-leonard-cohen-kafka-blues/

 

Bob Dylan defined Chuck Berry as  “Shakespeare of rock ‘n’ roll,”

 

Bob Dylan with Chuck Berry and James Brown

After Another Side saw Dylan move away from topical songwriting, Bringing It all Back Home was a return, and it kicked off with the wild ride of “Subterranean Homesick Blues.” Borrowing from the title of Jack Kerouac’s novel The Subterraneans, the song was a beat poetry-inspired glimpse into the burgeoning counterculture set to the rapid-fire pace of Chuck Berry’s “Too Much Monkey Business.”

Read More: ‘Look Out, Kid’: The History of Bob Dylan’s ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’ | https://ultimateclassicrock.com/bob-dylan-subterranean-homesick-blues/?trackback=tsmclip

 

When I was invited to talk about pop music and the idead of the open road , the first song I thought of was Chuck Berry’s “Promided Land”  it told the story of “the poor boy” who sets out from Norfolk , Virginia with “California in his mind”. So he Takes off and inside a few minutes Chuck Berry and his hero have mapped the continent..

Read More at Book : Bob Dylan Writings : https://books.google.com.tr/books?id=_OCUGaAafNgC&pg=PA134&lpg=PA134&dq=chuck+berry+bob+dylan&source=bl&ots=zlgKcTyuHA&sig=JZunEQ4Se9xBu4OUWtu547uLST4&hl=tr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjI9-ro7OTSAhViDJoKHdh9AOg4HhDoAQhZMAk#v=onepage&q=chuck%20berry%20bob%20dylan&f=false

 

Bob Dylan’s Son Playing Chuck Berry – No particular place to Go

Photographs Bob Dylan And Chuck Berry

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan and Chuck Berry

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry, James Brown

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