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By Bruce Pegg

Brown Eyed good-looking guy: The lifestyles and difficult occasions of Chuck Berry attracts on dozens of interviews performed by way of the writer himself and voluminous public files to color a whole photograph of this advanced determine. This biography uncovers the true Berry and offers us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait of either the guy and the artist. Berry has lengthy been one among pop music's so much enigmatic personalities. becoming up in a middle-class, black local in St. Louis, his first significant hit track, "Maybellene," used to be an version of a white kingdom track, wedded to a black-influenced beat. Thereafter got here a string of great songs celebrating teenage existence within the '50s, together with "School Day," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry's occupation upward thrust was once meteoric; yet his fall got here both fast, while his kin with an underage lady ended in his conviction. It was once now not his first (nor his final) run in with the legislation. He scored his greatest hit within the early '70s with the comical (and a few could say decidedly light-weight) music "My Ding-a-Ling." the subsequent many years introduced hundreds and hundreds of nights of excursions, with little realization from the recording undefined. Bruce Pegg deals the definitive, even though now not continuously lovely, portrait of 1 of the best stars of rock and roll, a narrative that may attract all fanatics of yank well known music.

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