Tuesday, July 6. 2010
Chuck Berry Live at the BBC Video
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Interesting to know. It's the best live show of Berry ever filmed. But there are two slightly different versions around of this show. Both are edited though, 60 minutes, from the full length show which lasted around 75 minutes. One was shown on BBC4 titled Chuck Berry In Concert, the other has been on both Swedish and Norwegian TV as Rock Masters. If you look in my book CBID Vol.2 pages 584 & 585, further 599 and 601, you might tell me which of these were transmitted on the German/French TV.
You're right in saying this is one of his best performances ever. I really like his face when someone requests "Rock Around the Clock" I miss his comment after "Roll Over Beethoven", though. Either on the bootleg or on one of the tapes he says "We thought we'd start with one of the Beatles' numbers" ...