The world lost a true giant today, a man who contributed so much to the culture. A flawed man, to be sure, but aren't we all? Chuck Berry may have been the greatest folk poet that rocknroll has ever had. His mastery of the unique colloquialisms of America informed his wry, witty lyrics. Together with Johnnie Johnson, he laid the foundation for so much of what would follow........
>>>>his music will live forever
"The Promised Land" is to me the ultimate Chuck Berry. A beautiful moving tribute to a pre-superhighway America. Many have covered it but none invests the song with the wide-eyed wonder, and humorous perspective of Chuck Berry.