He is one of the three men who best embodied the spirit of rock and roll, alongside Chuck Berry
and Little Richard.
Such a great voice, such a great player, and also such a great showman, you know, it was all in one package, so basically if I listened to Chuck Berry
I was full for the day.
The performance lasted around an hour with Chuck Berry
being on stage for about 50 minutes of it which would have been par for the course for his gigs back then.
King, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Aretha Franklin, John Coltrane, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Sam Cooke, Howlin' Wolf, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Eric Dolphy, Bruce Springsteen, Woody Guthrie, George Clinton, Bob Marley, Al Green, Stevie Wonder , Chuck Berry
, (the Artist formerly known as) Prince, Gil Scott-Heron, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Curtis Mayfield, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Donny Hathaway, Cassandra Wilson, Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy, Tupac Shakur, Ice Cube, Run-DMC, KRS-one, etc.
Certainly such fathers of rock as Chuck Berry
, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley shattered race and class taboos: Crossing such lines explains in large part why they were loved and hated by so many.
Soon the musicians are frolicking in an up-tempo jazz groove that samples many musical flavors but, considering the song's title, has little to do with the tastes of Chuck Berry
and Jerry Lee Lewis.
style by Aretha Franklin, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, Chuck Berry
, and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, to name just a few of the scheduled performers.
Depending on your view, it's the city of Chuck Berry
, Mark McGwire (a baseball player of some repute), Budweiser, Saarinen's arch, or the infamous Pruitt-Igoe housing estate.
What were their resources--and how different, really, was Liverpool's working-class beat-group scene, where Un Chien Andalou was as familiar as Jimmy Reed and Muddy Waters, from Hamburg's bourgeois Beat scene, where Sartre was a hero and Chuck Berry
arrived via Armed Forces Radio?
Available for the first time on DVD, the Deluxe Edition contains more than 40 minutes of previously unreleased bonus footage and is paired with a 14-song CD compilation of Chuck Berry
hits from the '50s and '60s, produced by Starbucks Hear Music.
It has been announced today that the 2014 Polar Music Prize, the world's most prestigious music accolade, will be awarded to two Americans: Chuck Berry
, rock 'n' roll legend, and Peter Sellars, the American opera and theatre director.
After School Session / Berry Is On Top (Beat Goes On) * THE legendary Chuck Berry
is regarded by many as rock'n'roll's most influential artist.