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Chuck Berry: the King is dead so let’s give his body a good kicking

by | 20th, March 2017

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No sooner is Chuck Berry dead than the Mirror  pulls on the boots and gives his bones a good kick. The rock’n’roller who gave full throat to all the taboo-busting stuff the olds hated is the subject of the front-page yeller about his ‘Dark secrets’.

For readers to be shocked by anything, Berry would have to have been extraordinarily depraved. Having seen knights of the real and papacy exposed as predatory paedophiles You never can tell, right? and knowing your internet-based readership is reared on Rule 34 ‘If it exists, there is a porn of it’ you wonder how dark Berry’s darkness got to warrant front-page news.

 

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A clue to things being not all that dark comes on pages 8 and 9, where the Berry abyss becomes more ‘murky’ than inky black. And those ‘secrets’ become anything but. Berry’s ‘three spells behind bars’ are well documented (robbery, tax dodging and transporting a 14-year-old prostitute across State lines to work at one of his clubs when he sacked her she grassed him up to the law; he says he never slept with her), as is his conviction for sticking

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Posted: 20th, March 2017 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts, Tabloids Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink