Chuck Berry: The Biography

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It’s no exaggeration to say that, with songs likeRock 'n’ Roll Music, Roll Over Beethoven,andJohnny 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 singingSweet Little Sixteen.

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Slick, evenhanded biography of the controversial guitarist-songwriter whose name remains a synonym for rock 'n' roll."When the mood and the money were right, Berry in his prime was the most exciting ... Read full review


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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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