Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck by Bruce Pegg PDF

By Bruce Pegg

Brown Eyed good-looking guy: The existence and tough instances of Chuck Berry attracts on dozens of interviews performed via the writer himself and voluminous public files to color an entire photograph of this complex determine. This biography uncovers the genuine Berry and offers us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait of either the guy and the artist. Berry has lengthy been one in all pop music's so much enigmatic personalities. turning out to be up in a middle-class, black local in St. Louis, his first significant hit track, "Maybellene," was once an version of a white nation music, wedded to a black-influenced beat. Thereafter got here a string of very good songs celebrating teenage existence within the '50s, together with "School Day," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry's occupation upward thrust was once meteoric; yet his fall got here both quick, while his family members with an underage lady ended in his conviction. It was once no longer his first (nor his final) run in with the legislation. He scored his greatest hit within the early '70s with the comical (and a few might say decidedly light-weight) tune "My Ding-a-Ling." the next many years introduced countless numbers of nights of excursions, with little consciousness from the recording undefined. Bruce Pegg deals the definitive, notwithstanding no longer regularly lovely, portrait of 1 of the best stars of rock and roll, a narrative that may entice all enthusiasts of yankee well known music.

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