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Chuck Berry falls ill at show

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by NoOneLikesUs, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member


  2. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Someone I know saw Berry on New Year's Eve at BB King's in NYC and sid he was great.
    But 2 shows in New York one day and another in Chicago the next night might be a little too much for an 84-year-old
  3. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Should've had cousin Marvin and his band, the Starlighters, play the second gig.
  4. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    I cannot fathom a world in which I'd pay to see an 84-year-old perform.

    Good for him in doing it, though. Hope he recovers.
  5. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    BTW, if spnited comes out and calls you old...

    man, you're old!

  6. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    America's Troubador . .. though notorious for picking up the cheapest possible backup band he can scrape together, at each stop.
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Major creative force and rock 'n' roll pioneer....and one of the most profoundly fucked-up people on the planet.
  8. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Berry should have the title Keith Richards has of being the person people are most mystified by the continued survival of.
  9. SpeedTchr

    SpeedTchr Well-Known Member

    He is still alive? Who does he think he is, Abe Vigoda?
  10. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    The year -- 1973
    Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are booked to open for Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Lewis and get the "honor" of being Chuck's band for the night.
    Chuck wants to meet his backing band before the show and E Street bassist Garry Talent asks "which songs do you think we'll be playing tonight?"
    Chuck Berry's response with a sneer "I guess we'll be playing some Chuck Berry songs"
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member


    Mr. Bank. Do you know what Chuck Berry said every night before counting one two three four?

    What did he say?

    Pay me my money!
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  12. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    Hope he's feeling better. Just read a fantastic Rolling Stone article about him last night. Very interesting dude.
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