Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chuck Berry Honored By Vast Musical Spectrum

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum have honored Chuck Berry for the 17th annual American Music Masters® series.

Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, was a weeklong celebration ending in a tribute concert last night October 27, 2012.

Berry turned 86 this month; yet there he was, doing his signature duck walk across the stage during the sold-out show.

Tribute concert performers included Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ernie Isley and Darryl DMC McDaniels, Rick Derringer, Rosie Flores,  David Johansen, Ronnie Hawkins, Lemmy Kilmister, Merle Haggard, Vernon Reid, Dave Alvin and more.

Berry received a standing ovation but it was only the second of the night. The first went to Country Music Hall of Famer Merle Haggard. The Hag offered up "Maybellene," Berry's first offering for Chess Records, a 1955 hit that rose to No. 1 on Billboard's R&B charts and No. 5 crossing over to the pop charts.MORE HERE, HERE & HERE

Interview HERE

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