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  • Phil Chess, Founder of Chess Records Passes

    RIP and what an outstanding contribution to the world!

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chess Records co-founder Phil Chess, who with brother Leonard helped launch the careers of Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and others and amassed a catalog of rock and electric "Chicago" blues that profoundly influenced popular music in the 1950s and beyond, has died. He was 95. Chess died overnight in Tucson, Arizona, according to his nephew, Craig Glicken, who spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. Leonard, the older ...
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    Indeed! The music business and fans were truly blessed by their involvement. R.I.P. Phil!
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    • #3
      1. I didn't know Chess records was co-founded by someone named Chess and 2. I never would have guessed he was still with us this long. RIP Phil Chess, your contributions were many.
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