Pete White mailed a lovely piece (see first comment) and this bit nails it for me beautifully
“RIP Chuck, you did more to encourage aspiring musicians than you will ever know. I have had more fun playing your music than I can ever tell”.
One of those times when you trot out the cliché that ‘greatest’ is over-used but here it applies – guitarist, singer, songwriter and for a period through the late-50s and early 60s, he wrote and performed what I still reckon are the greatest teen anthems and songs that turn the everyday into something quite magical.
In addition, he just happened to influence a few interesting people including the Beatles, the Rolling Stones … (you name ’em)
There can’t be many of us ‘musos’ out there who never played/sang a Chuck or two?
Soon as three o’clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get outta your seat
Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and ’round the bend
Right to the juke joint, you go in