Photograph by Jim Simpson

CHUCK BERRY / 1964 / BIRMINGHAM HIPPODROME

£495.00

All Prints are produced to a limited edition of 100 and signed by Jim Simpson.
Prints are only available in one size. Print size – 558 x 443mm   Paper size – 609 x 570mm.
Unless otherwise specified, all prints are archival digital prints on Somerset 100% Cotton 255gsm paper.

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Description

Singer, guitarist, songwriter, duck-walker Charles Edward Anderson CHUCK BERRY is one of the three men who could rightly claim to have been responsible for the shaping of Rock and Roll. Many, quite rightly, consider him to have been the most important American wordsmith of the 20th Century. Born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1926 he was one of the first musicians to be inducted in to The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, with the citation, “he laid the groundwork for not only the Rock and Roll sound, but also a Rock and Roll stance.” The second part of the statement possibly refers to the three separate prison sentences, the first for armed robbery while still at high school in 1944. Remarkably, despite these distractions, Chuck Berry recorded some of the greatest music of our time, enjoyed a string of hit records, influenced hundreds of bands, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, He wrote monumental songs and toured consistently, which amazingly he still does. John Lennon said, “If you gave Rock and Roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”