3.19.2017

hail hail rock 'n' roll: rip chuck berry


To mark the death of rock legend Chuck Berry, everyone should watch "Hail Hail Rock 'n' Roll," Taylor Hackford's movie chronicling two concerts that celebrated Berry's 60th birthday.

If you want to know what all the fuss is about, if you need historical context to understand what Chuck Berry meant to all of rock, see this movie.

Here is Berry and "his band" performing my favourite version of my favourite Chuck Berry song.




I'm glad he lived to be an old man, and see his contributions honoured. This obituary by the great music writer Jon Pareles says it all.

1 comment:

Pamela Mac Neil said...

Thanks for honouring Chuck Berry. He was Mr. Fantastic. I started listening to his music at 13yrs. old and never stopped. He was also a great blues performer.