Download e-book for kindle: Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck by Bruce Pegg

By Bruce Pegg

ISBN-10: 0415937485

ISBN-13: 9780415937481

ISBN-10: 0415937515

ISBN-13: 9780415937511

Brown Eyed good-looking guy: The lifestyles and difficult instances of Chuck Berry attracts on dozens of interviews performed via the writer himself and voluminous public documents to color an entire photograph of this advanced determine. This biography uncovers the true Berry and gives us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait of either the guy and the artist. Berry has lengthy been certainly one of pop music's such a lot enigmatic personalities. starting to be up in a middle-class, black local in St. Louis, his first significant hit music, "Maybellene," used to be an version of a white kingdom track, wedded to a black-influenced beat. Thereafter got here a string of excellent songs celebrating teenage existence within the '50s, together with "School Day," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Sweet Little Sixteen." Berry's profession upward push used to be meteoric; yet his fall got here both quick, whilst his family with an underage woman resulted in his conviction. It used to be now not his first (nor his final) run in with the legislations. He scored his largest hit within the early '70s with the comical (and a few may say decidedly light-weight) music "My Ding-a-Ling." the subsequent a long time introduced countless numbers of nights of excursions, with little awareness from the recording undefined. Bruce Pegg deals the definitive, even though no longer constantly lovely, portrait of 1 of the best stars of rock and roll, a narrative that might entice all lovers of yank well known music.

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