R.I.P. Phil Chess

Posted on 20 October 2016

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LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 09:  Phil Chess attends the Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards ceremony held at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on February 9, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)Just one day after Chuck Berry’s 90th birthday, the man that gave Berry his start for an incredible run of genre-birthing hits, Phil Chess, has died at 95. Chess and his brother Leonard changed the name of Aristocrat Records to Chess Records in 1950 after Leonard had been a partner there for two … More »

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