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Back In Time: Chuck Berry and Keith Richards performing together

Chuck Berry and Keith Richards

Back In Time

Back In Time: Chuck Berry and Keith Richards performing together

Back in 1986, Chuck Berry divided stage with many acclaimed musicians and the mentor behind that was Keith Richards, a long time fan. The concerts celebrated Chuck Berry’s 60th birthday and were turned into the documentary  “Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1987), the name comes from a line in the song School Days.

The two concerts were held on October 16, 1986, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis; among the artists performing with Berry were Linda Ronstadt, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnnie Johnson, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Julian Lennon, and Joey Spampinato from NRBQ.

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Watch him and Keith Richards performing “Nadine”:

Along with concert footage, the film also features scenes from the rehearsals for the shows, interviews with Berry and members of his family, and “talking-head”-type appearances from a number of musicians, including Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon (archival footage), Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Little Richard and Bruce Springsteen.

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