Joe Bonamassa Honor’s Chuck Berry
Best Guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Earl Slick and Lemmy Kilmister are among those set to perform when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to Chuck Berry at this year’s annual American Music Masters event in October.
Titled Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry, the celebration will last a full week, beginning Monday, October 22, and will feature interviews, panel discussions, films and educational programs. Saturday, October 27, will feature a conference exploring the impact of Berry’s music on popular culture, but the real highlight occurs that evening, when a who’s who of stars pay tribute to Berry in live performance.
Roll Over Beethoven: The Life and Music of Chuck Berry will tell the story of a modern music pioneer
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum and Case Western Reserve University are pleased to announce the initial lineup of artists that will honor Chuck Berry at the 17th annual American Music Masters® tribute concert on Saturday, October 27, 2012. at 7:30 pm. at Playhouses-quare’s State Theatre. Chuck Berry will appear to accept the American Music Masters honor and is scheduled to perform.
Tribute concert performers scheduled to appear include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ernie Isley and Darryl McDardels, Joe Bommassa, Rosie Flores, John Fullbright, David Johansen, JD McPherson, Lemmy Kihnis ter, Rocky Pizzarelli, Chuck Prophet, Duke Robniard, Earl Slick and M. Ward. Additional guests will be announced soon_
Roll Over Beethoven: The site and Music of Chuck Berry, a weeklong celebration, will tell the story of the first artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Berry has had a lifetime of brilliant musicianship and has inspired nearly every rock artist to date. John Lennon once said “ff you tied to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry..”
Chuck Berry is the poet laureate of rock and roll. In the mid-Fifties, he took a fledgling idiom, lam out of rhythm & blues and country & western, and gave it form and identity A true original, Berry crafted many of rock and roll’s greatest riffs and married them to lyrics that shaped the rock and roll vernacular for generations He has written numerous rock and roll classics that have been covered by multitudes of artists and stood the test of time. In all essential ways, he understood the power of rock and roll how it worked, what it was about and who it was for.
While no individual can be said to have invented rock and roll, Berry arguably did more than anyone else to put the pieces together. For the complete Chuck Berry biography written by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum visit: www_rockhall.com/Inductees/chuckbem/tuo/ beny/tuor
Source: King Of Blues