Chuck Berry tries his best to help out Keef

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Chuck Berry tries his best to help out Keef

Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:58 am

So, for Chuck Berry's 60th birthday, Keef wanted to but on a big concert.

Then he tells Chuck: "I'll play the fills."

By the "fills," Keef meant the lead--he thought it would be too hard for Chuck. Rolling Eyes

Chuck said OK--but it has to be done right:


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Post  tatiana on Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:25 pm

^^^^
that was really good Pinz, and it looked like they were having so much fun.
wasn't Keith young

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Post  eddie on Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:53 pm

The account given in Victor Bockris' Keith Richards biography of the making of "Hail Hail Rock n Roll" suggests that Chuck was an absolute swine to work with.

On the night, after weeks of rehearsal, he changed all the arrangements. This in front of a live audience and a film crew. You can see Keith desperately signalling to the band "Wing it!"

If anyone pulled that stunt on me, I'd strangle them.

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Re: Chuck Berry tries his best to help out Keef

Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 24, 2011 10:38 pm

Chuck's counter moves might have been ungracious, but he was reacting to Keef's taking over the lead guitar position on songs that Chuck had been playing all his life.

After the concert--when asked by a reporter--Keef said: "I could have killed him" (he was not smiling).

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