Saturday, March 18, 2017

Chuck Berry: Promised Land

The legendary Chuck Berry died today at 90. He was a true rock and roll innovator whose career was twice self-sabotaged by stays in federal prison--once for a Mann Act violation and another for income tax invasion [evasion].

Berry was an enormous influence on the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and was largely a forgotten figure in 1972 in the United States when he was filmed performing "Promised Land" in Great Britain. The Brits remembered.

The rock pioneer recently completed recording an album--and he will be the first nonagenarian to cut a rock album.

Even at death he's blazing the trail.

Rest in peace.


Holding My Nose said...

"Income tax invasion"? Spell check / autocorrect strikes again. Happens to me all the time. Curses!

John Ruberry said...

I feel invaded every April 15!