Re(2): A legend lost. Posted on March 22, 2017 at 19:31:03 by Steve Murphy
As Melcher said, Brian took a little Four Freshmen, and a little Chuck Berry and created an industry.
It's crazy to think of the breakneck pace of Rock and Roll back then. Chuck was making hits in the mid 50's; a decade later, and with much to do with his influence, you had this amazing music coming out of places like Hawthorne, and Liverpool.
Brian had some nice words in Rolling Stone, and I think his comments, especially on Berry's influence as a lyricist, were spot on. Replies: