On this day, October 18th, in 1926: Chuck Berry was born in St. Louis, Missouri.
Today’s soundtrack: Chuck’s blistering Chess sides.
Today’s screening: “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll!”
Today’s rap sheet: Mann Act violation, IRS fraud, drug possession, and installing video cameras in the ladies room of his restaurant.
Today’s payment: Cash, in a briefcase, handed through the limo window, before the show.
Today’s walk: Yes, the duck walk.
Today’s photo: Chuck holds court while Mick and Keith look on, Altamont, 1969.
“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’” - John Lennon
"When Chuck Berry appeared backstage, Keith Richards reverted to what (he) was when he first heard Chuck Berry: a little English schoolboy in his uniform and cap." - Stanley Booth
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/5vwpr6h
Happy 88th, you crazy mother fucker!