I only saw Chuck Berry perform live once.
It was in 2002, at the Levitt Pavilion’s annual fundraiser.
He was on a double bill with Little Richard.
Neither was very good. Both were well past their sell-by dates.
Chuck Berry — who died yesterday at 90 — was already 75.
Yet looking back, it’s very impressive that he was still performing — and still doing a (modified) version of his famed “duck walk.”
And how cool that I — and the rest of Westport — could see one of the true legends (and founders) of rock ‘n’ roll, right in our back yard.
That’s my only live memory of Chuck Berry.
But this is “06880,” where “Westport meets the world.” Our town is probably filled with people who played or recorded with, went into business with, or otherwise knew Chuck Berry well. (Weston too: I’m thinking of you, Keith Richards.)
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PS: Roll over, Beethoven! And tell Tchaikovsky the news.