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Chuck Berry was one of the featured celebrities in the recent NY Time Magazine feature, “The lives they lived” – check out the quote and link to the full story below.

“The last time he performed with that guitar was at Keith Richards’ place in Jamaica, where they were practicing for the movie “Hail! Hail! Rock ’n’ Roll.” It’s the guitar on which he wrote “Johnny B. Goode,” which ended up on the Voyager. There are these space probes out there with gold-plated, copper records of “Johnny B. Goode.” He loved smaller audiences. He performed 209 times at my restaurant. Sometimes he would nudge the keyboard player aside and play piano. When he was really feeling it, he would sling his long leg up and then let it hit the ground, and the band would know to stop, and he would start reciting poetry or tell a joke. He intuitively choreographed the greatest stage moves — playing the guitar behind his back! He made the guitar a star.” Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill

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