Chuck Berry Martin Schulz Social Democrats

Die Tageszeitung, March 20, 2017

Monday's edition of Die Tageszeitung features a front page that, at best, we can call overly creative. The Berlin daily's editors unlikely photoshopped mash-up is a blend of two big stories from over the weekend : the death Saturday of rock'n'roll legend Chuck Berry at the age of 90, and the unanimous selection Sunday of Martin Schulz to head the Social Democratic Party of Germany, ahead of September's election where he will challenge three-term incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Whether the bearded former head of the European Parliament can actually beat Merkel will be in the hands of German voters. But we can all agree that the singer of such classics as "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Johnny B. Goode" would be doing some rollin' over even before he's in his grave if he could see his signature duckwalk blasphemed by that photomontage.

See instead Rolling Stone magazine's coverage of Berry's death.

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