Monday, March 20, 2017

Generations Chuck

Chuck Berry begat the Beatles and Stones, and so in the 70s Chuck Berry and John Lennon played together, a not terribly inspiring performance on daytime TV, but still.  Then in the 80s, Berry played some gigs with Stones guitarist Keith Richards (and got into some famous onstage arguments.)  But this collaboration begat a third generation, as John's son Julian Lennon sang the hell out of Johnny B. Goode, sounding like his overawed and nervous father should have in the 70s, with Richards blazing on guitar.  Also check out the audience--the older man somewhat self-consciously responding, followed by the young boy shaking his head in uninhibited joy.

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