As we approach tax season, it’s somehow more comforting to concentrate on the other inevitablity, death. We’ll allow the PopCulteer brain to run wild with a bit of a ramble as we consider the end of all things. 2016 seemed like a banner year for notable deaths, and 2017 does not seem to have let up any. Just in the past few days we’ve seen the passing of Chuck Berry, Bernie Wrightson and Chuck Barris.
Chuck Berry (right) was, of course, the true father of Rock ‘N’ Roll. Without him there would have been no Beatles, Stones, Kinks or Who. Other people have eulogized him far more eloquently than I could, but we had to pause to hail, hail, Rock ‘N’ Roll one last time.