Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll

It brought the house down.

Every time I played this concert film/documentary on the in-store TV’s during the Videoville days, people took note.

Chronicling the 60th birthday of Chuck Berry — a man still duck-walking across the stage at an age when many of his contemporaries had taken a seat — it played to all ages.

Guitar wagging, hips twitching, the first person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was by no means perfect.

He tangled with the law, and openly spars with director Taylor Hackford here.

But give him a stage, and Berry was solid gold.


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