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Chuck Berry and John Lennon perform on the Mike Douglas Show 1972 (Video)

From the Mike Douglas show in 1972, two legends perform BUT......Yoko? Why is she even there? She kinda ruins it. I bet it was a dream come true for John. Chuck is the legend,  John is the star. But geez, talk about being hen pecked! John should have left Yoko with Chuck for about a week, he'd put her right into place! We have lost a legend! Maybe even more than that. We lost a musical GENIUS! And let's face it, today we don't those anymore! Godspeed Mr. Berry! Hail, Hail Rock n Roll! I had the HONOR of seeing him perform with Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. Amazing! God Bless Chuck Berry and his family!

Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry

Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure. This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait of both the man and the artist. Berry has long been one of pop music's most enigmatic personalities. Growing up in a middle-class, black neighborhood in St. Louis, his first major hit song, "Maybellene," was an adaptation of a white country song, wedded to a black-influenced beat. Thereafter came a string of brilliant songs celebrating teenage life in the '50s, including "School Day," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry's career rise was meteoric; but his fall came equally quickly, when his relations with an underage girl led to his conviction. It was not his first (nor his last) run in with the law. He scored his bigg