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February 27, 2017 9:09 am  #301


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

I also remember him from Titanic. That's sad!


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February 27, 2017 10:08 am  #302


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

I have to admit that I had to look up his role in "Titanic"... I always forget about those modern scenes (probably because I'm not very fond of them...). 


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February 28, 2017 1:54 pm  #303


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

Only 61. It's always sad when life is too short.http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/errr.png


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March 19, 2017 12:24 am  #304


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

Someone who lived a long life, for a change: I saw on the news while I was having my dinner that Chuck Berry is dead.  Another rock legend that we've lost.  I cam to the realization when I saw this story that this is one (of the likely many things) that will define my life - the death of rock legends.  All the musicians that my parents grew up listening to, that were young when they were young, will be dying out during my lifetime because they are all of a certain age.  Sorry for that dark thought, but it was something that crossed my mind.


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March 19, 2017 8:17 am  #305


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

Sorry if I offend, but a bit of context.
Yes, Chuck Berry was a rock legend and he inspired many greats.
But he was also a jailed paedophile and there were many sexual allegations against him.
For me this taints the memory of the musical achievements.
On a personal level, I gather he was a nightmare to work with and apparently was particularly horrible to my hero Keith Richards, so I can't forgive him on that one!
I know it's supposed to be wrong to speak ill of the dead, but I also don't like people been given unwarranted sainthood.
He was what he was.
He also lived to a good age, unlike many others.


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March 19, 2017 1:16 pm  #306


Re: When a beloved celebrity dies

No, I'm not offended.  I didn't know about his criminal record until I was reading about his death yesterday, but I agree with your stance on that.  It wasn't so much that I was really feeling sad, it was more that I was thinking about how for once I'm not hearing about someone who has died in their sixties, and it also just started a thought process that culminated in "All the people who are significant figures in rock history will be dying out, if they haven't already died, during my lifetime." I don't know how if I'll ever be able to not find Roll Over Beethoven or Johnny B Goode catchy, but I do agree that knowing about the things he did that were bad does change my feelings.

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