Chuck Berry can now add the prestigious Polar Music Prize to his long list of career accomplishments -- as well as another video tribute from Keith Richards.
One of the most highly regarded rock documentaries got its start 27 years ago this week, when director Taylor Hackford and musical producer Keith Richards filmed the two concerts held for the all-star Chuck Berry tribute 'Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll' in St. Louis on Oct. 16, 1986. The movie was released a year later.
Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords, and tight harmonies, but it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times — and there’s no better time than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work, and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.
Chuck Berry turned 86 this month. Yet there he was, doing his signature duck walk across the stage during a sold-out tribute concert Saturday night at the State Theatre in Cleveland. Berry was the honoree for the 17th annual American Music Masters series, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University.