One thing not noted so much about Berry's songs has been the distinctly adult nature of many of them. Rock and roll supposedly was created as music for the kids, but Chuck was singing about harsh marital disagreements ["30 Days"] and the heartache of divorce and custody problems ["Memphis"].
Steve Forbert has been turning in overlooked gems for years, including 2000's Evergreen Boy.
Kirby Puckett has been charged with assaulting a woman - I had my own encounter with the Hall of Famer ten years ago.
Ben Elton is working on another musical featuring music by Queen.
A remarkable transformation has occurred in American thought. It's one of those transformations that's imperceptible while it's happening, but seems breathtaking when looked upon in retrospect. I believe historians will almost certainly remark upon the 1990s as the linchpin decade that marked a radical shift in the American mindset.