The 95th birthday of late rock’n’roll pioneer Chuck Berry is to be celebrated with the release of a new live album, Live From Blueberry Hill, and the launch of a new guitar.
Live From Blueberry Hill was recorded at the venue of the same name in St. Louis, where Berry lived. It’s a venue he played over 200 times after telling owner and longtime friend Joe Edwards he wanted a more intimate space to perform in.
Edwards built a stage (christened ‘The Duck Room’ after Berry’s signature onstage move), and it became a destination for the 17 years Berry performed there: Motorhead’s Lemmy and The Band’s Robbie Robertson both made the trip.
Berry’s backing band at Blueberry Hill was the one he used most over the course of his career, and included daughter Ingrid Berry on harmonica, son Charles Berry, Jr. on guitar, bassist and bandleader Jimmy Marsala, pianist Robert Lohr, and drummer Keith Robinson.
Meanwhile, guitar makers Gibson have launched a recreation of Berry’s favourite guitar, a limited-edition, wine-red ES-355.
Gibson say: “To honour Chuck Berry’s legacy, we made sure every aspect of construction and appointments is historically correct, including aged gold hardware, a Maestro™ Vibrola™, Grover® tuners, a Varitone switch, and a classic Split Diamond headstock inlay. The Wine Red finish features Murphy Lab custom aging, giving it the look and feel of the original.”
The ES-355 also comes with a captain’s cap and a certificate of authenticity. Only 100 will be made. The guitar costs $6999, and is on sale at Gibson now.
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- Chuck Berry - Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 27-Jan-2023 15:20)on January 30, 2023 at 2:36 am
CHUCK BERRY Hail! Hail! Rock 'N' Roll (1987 UK 13-track LP produced by Keith Richards [who also features on guitar] with additional guest performances from Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Linda Ronstadt & Julian Lennon. The picture sleeve shows a little shelfwear & the vinyl is Excellent & looks barely played MCF3411)
- Chuck Berry - San Francisco Dues - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.00, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jan-2023 16:23)on January 30, 2023 at 2:36 am
CHUCK BERRY San Francisco Dues (Scarce 1972 UK 10-track vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light signs of its age & the vinyl looks barely played. This was Berry's second album on the legendary Chess label & remains unavailable on CD [except for Japan!])
- Chuck Berry - The Singles Collection - White Vinyl - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £34.99, $43.39, €39.89 (New Item) (arrived 07-Nov-2022 12:24)on January 30, 2023 at 2:36 am
CHUCK BERRY The Singles Collection (2017 UK/EU limited edition 48-track triple Cool White Vinyl LP featuring a collection of classic singles including Maybellene, Back In The U.S.A., Sweet Little Sixteen, Memphis Tennessee, Rock And Roll Music, Run Rudolph Run and many more. The three vinyl discs look barely played issued in the gatefold picture sleeve)
- Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry - Chess Masters Series - UK - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.40, €11.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Nov-2022 10:40)on January 30, 2023 at 2:36 am
CHUCK BERRY Chuck Berry (1981 UK 14-track LP compilation of RnR gold by Chuck in the Chess Masters Series, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent with minimal edge wear & the vinyl appears barely played CXMP2011)
- Chuck Berry - No Particular Place To Go - UK - 7" vinyl - £15.00, $18.60, €17.10 (New Item) (arrived 30-Nov-2022 11:55)on January 30, 2023 at 2:36 am
CHUCK BERRY No Particular Place To Go (1964 UK 7" vinyl single with its intact four-prong centre, also including Liverpool Drive. The vinyl is in EX condition issued in the Pye International company die cut paper sleeve 7N.25242)