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    Who gets the honors? or who should?

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    Buddy Holly. Without question the best song writer of his era. He wrote catalogs of great songs in a period of about two and a half years. He was incredibly innovative as well being the first to incorporate the classic rock band lineup of lead guitar, rhythm guitar, bass and drums. Also the first to overdub his own voice for harmonies and the first to use a string section on a rock record. The impact he made on rock n roll in such an unbelievably short period of time is immesurable. Died way too soon and one could only imagine what he could have done. He was a kick ass guitar player as well [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] .
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    i dig Chuck...

    wanna hear the best Chuck Berry live? grab the soundtrack to Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll. Chuck backed by a killer band, and with special guests Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Julian Lennon...
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    Originally posted by twonabomber:
    i dig Chuck...

    wanna hear the best Chuck Berry live? grab the soundtrack to Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll. Chuck backed by a killer band, and with special guests Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Julian Lennon...
    same here my vote goes to chuck

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    Not really a fair comparison since Holly died so young and early in his career and Chuck still around in some form at least. Both however are certainly giants in Rock and Roll. And yep, that "Hail, Hail Rock and Roll" is a great record.

    Some music critic was giving George Thorogood a hard time about doing so many covers and writing few of his own songs. He replied, "Why should I have to write songs when Chuck Berry's already written all the good ones".
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    Chuck for me! I don`t have any Buddy Holly discs but from what I hear he was great.
    You may think I`m being mean but I`m really just being sarcastic

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    Both are great and influential muscians. Chuck Berry still has it even after all these years. Does anybody remember 5 or so years back he was on David Letterman and he did his infamous hop across the stage - brought the place down.

    But, my vote has to go to Buddy Holly and his Crickets. Eventhough BH came after Elvis, I strongly believe BH would have given Elvis a run for his money as the King of Rock and Roll. Too bad his life was cut short [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img] (not to mention the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens).



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    Both were great. You reaaly cant pick. Keith Richards was the musical director for Hail Hail Rock n Roll, he is quoted in the film as saying "Chuck Berry is the only guy to give me more headaches than Jagger" Buschman, I saw Berry live in '97, and it was still a damn good ahow. You're right the duckwalk still brings the house down.

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    I'd have to go for Chuck Berry. I remember seeing some old video footage of him back when I first picked up guitar, and it blew me away. I couldn't believe such old shit could be so cool. Though I'm not being entirely fair, as I haven't heard much Buddy Holly stuff.
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    Chuck is the Shiite [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    Buddy Holly! [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

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    As Hippie Lettuce has stated, Buddy Holly took things in a whole new direction, them most important part being the layering, bringing in the strings, and his ability to arrange things the way he envisioned them.

    But Chuck Berry started Rock and Roll guitar as far as I'm concerned. He's still rocking one night a month at Blueberry Hill in SL, not sure about other cities. Probably one of the first performers to really have a thing like the duckwalk, at least that I remember. But just the rhythms that he played, laid the groundwork for much of the music to come. Alot of his licks are still used in their original forms, as well as derivations to this day.

    Some say Little Richard, some say Bill Haley, but I feel Chuck Berry started Rock and Roll.

    It does make one wonder just how far Buddy Holly could have taken things given the technology he had available at the time. He may have approached Beatle type territory if he had not died, with his desire to make the music he heard in his head.
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    Originally posted by WARHEAD:

    It does make one wonder just how far Buddy Holly could have taken things given the technology he had available at the time. He may have approached Beatle type territory if he had not died, with his desire to make the music he heard in his head.
    Agreed. It's ALL ABOUT THE SONG. The guitar is a major ingredient but it is ALL ABOUT THE SONG. And I play guitar, too.
    BTW, who produced Buddy Holly?

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    Originally posted by cyberfiddl:
    ...BTW, who produced Buddy Holly?
    Uh, that would be Mr. & Mrs. Holly, I believe...

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    Originally posted by billy007:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by cyberfiddl:
    ...BTW, who produced Buddy Holly?
    Uh, that would be Mr. & Mrs. Holly, I believe...</font>[/QUOTE]Maria couldn't produce a turd. She's a greedy sack of shit who happened to marry Buddy. She's not well liked here in Texas to say the least.

    Hippie and Buschman said it best about Buddy.

    Hell you guys should go see his grave site. It's interesting to go there and talk to the people that are visitng it. I've been there about three or four times and each time I've been there, there is always a couple of Brits hanging around talking about Buddy. No locals just people from England hanging out. It's cool. Out.
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