Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll

1987 1080p 2h 0m 49

St. Louis, 1986. For Chuck Berry's 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself and long-time Berry pianist, Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springstein, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison and others. There's even a rarity for Berry—a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master.

Director: Sandy McLeod, Taylor Hackford

Genre: Documentary, Music

Cast: Bo Diddley, Bobby Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Chuck Berry, Chuck Leavell, Don Everly, Eric Clapton, Etta James, Ingrid Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Joey Spampinato, Johnnie Johnson

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