Chuck Berry: the biography

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Aurum, Oct 30, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 248 pages
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It’s no exaggeration to say that, with songs like Rock 'n’ Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven, and Johnny B. Goode, Chuck Berry invented rock 'n’ roll. However, his career has been overshadowed, and often stalled, by tax evasion, liaisons with an underage prostitute, and jail sentences. Now, John Collis interviews those who have worked with Berry and uncovers the truth about his life back in St. Louis. The result is a clear-eyed portrait of a musical genius who, even in his seventies, is still up on stage singing Sweet Little Sixteen.

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Eric Clapton once said that "Berry was so concerned with money and himself...that in a way it kind of spoiled the feeling for the music," while Berry's former bassist, Dave Toretta, remarked that ... Read full review

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Man oh man, he was trouble. Never did I know he did that much Jail time... Read full review

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Contents

rock n ro L L musi c
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St Louis bLues
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on Goode Avenue
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Copyright

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About the author (2002)

John Collis is a freelance writer whose recent books include V"an Morrison: Inarticulate Speech of the Heart, "and "The Blues: Its Roots and Inspirations," He lives in London, England.