Chuck Berry, who died this weekend at the age of 90, was a great many things, but one thing he was not was an actor. And yet. And watch the way the father of rock and roll glares at Keith Richards at, more or less, the suggestion that he needs to rehearse. The man could be scary. The early obits of the St. Louis native call him a guitar innovator, which he was, but there was so much more to Chuck Berry than that. He synthesized an entire sensibility and also wrote some of the greatest American short-stories-in-song that have ever been sung.
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By Bruce Golding. But he would come to set a standard for rock-star depravity that few of his disciples would hope — or even want — to match. Following two trips to the slammer — first at the height of his fame in the early s for transporting a year-old girl across state lines for sex, and again in for tax evasion — Berry was busted over a drug raid on his estate in Wentzville, Mo. But the cops also found a huge stash of pornography, including dozens of videotapes, trays of photographic slides and books — some of which appeared to show underage girls. Berry, who publicly denied ever using coke, was charged with pot possession and three counts of child abuse for the underage porn. He sued the county prosecutor, William J. Hannah, accusing him of filing malicious and politically motivated charges, and later cut a no-jail plea deal in which the child-abuse charges were dismissed and he dropped his civil case. But by , he was in trouble again, busted over a racially charged incident at a dance at the Meridian, Miss. The victim in question was a year-old waitress and prostitute whom Berry picked up while traveling in Mexico and brought back to St.
Rock, Rock, Rock! The film is an early jukebox musical featuring performances by established rock and roll singers of the era, including Chuck Berry , LaVern Baker , Teddy Randazzo , the Moonglows , the Flamingos , and the Teenagers with Frankie Lymon as lead singer. Famed disc jockey Alan Freed made an appearance as himself. The movie has a fairly simple plot: teenage girl Dori Graham played by then year-old Tuesday Weld , with a credited Connie Francis dubbed in as Dori's singing voice can't persuade her dad to buy her a strapless gown and has to get the money together herself in time for the prom. Jack Collins plays the frustrated dad.