May 25, 2006

Chuck Berry


One-hour music-intensive radio special celebrates the unforgettable music of Chuck Berry.

Berry plays his biggest hits backed by Keith Richards, an all-star backup band, and guests Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Linda Rondstadt, Etta James and Julian Lennon. Interview subjects include John Lennon, Eric Clapton, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry, himself.

This once-in-a-lifetime gathering of rock greats honored Berry on his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis in 1986, and was captured by director Taylor Hackford for his film, Chuck Berry: Hail, Hail Rock 'n' Roll.

Hackford hosts this hour of live music, rehearsal sessions, and insider interviews from both the original film and the bonus materials unearthed for the multi-disc DVD reissue, in stores on June 26, 2006.

Tres Hombres Productions - Paul Rappaport, Jym Fahey, Mitch Maketansky.

  • Broadcast Window: Begins June 23, 2006
  • Contact: Andy Cahn,
  • Length: One hour with three breaks for local spots.
  • Terms: Available for all USA broadcasters to air at no cost
  • Spots: No barter spots are built into the show.


  • Carol
  • Roll Over Beethoven
  • Almost Grown
  • Back in the USA
  • Sweet Little Sixteen
  • Nadine **
  • Brown-Eyed Handsome Man
  • Too Much Monkey Business
  • Wee Wee Hours
  • Understand Each Other
  • Little Queenie
  • No Particular Place to Go
  • Rock & Roll Music **
  • Johnny B. Goode
  • ** = noncom version only

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

June 27th is the release date of the DVD for "Hail! Hail ! Rock and Roll!" The film was ostensibly about Chuck Berry. It also was the beginning of Johnnie Johnson's rise from obscurity. The film began the process by which the public began to learn the truth about Johnnie’s role in the creation of the songs credited to Chuck Berry, and in the creation of Rock and Roll itself. Johnnie passed April 13th, 2005, at the age of eighty.. The public is still learning about him. There is still a lot to tell, and a lot more for people to learn about Johnnie Johnson.

To honor Johnnie Johnson, on June 27th, Cousin Moe Music will offer free downloads from Johnnie's final solo recording project, "Johnnie Be Eighty! And Still Bad!". The downloads will be available free until July 8th. Johnnie’s date of birth. The music will be available at our website,

Also added to the website is a great audio interview with Johnnie’s wife Frances. The interview was held June 19, 2006.

“Johnnie Be Eighty. And Still Bad!” is a completely original project. As such it offers a unique perspective on Johnnie’s collaborating and songwriting contributions. It was taped live in the studio to capture the essence of a Johnnie Johnson performance.