TheSeaDevil on November 24th, 2021 at 22:23 UTC »
Bill Burrs reaction to this is incredible.
Alikeblock on November 24th, 2021 at 22:37 UTC »
I posted my Chuck Berry story in another sub, but thought I’d share it here as well.Here’s the copy/paste- Long story: When I was 12, my dad took me to see Chuck play in Milwaukee.Being young and naive, I grabbed a cassette tape cover of his greatest hits and a pen thinking I would get to meet him. Chuck gets on stage and starts the first song, ‟Roll Over Beethoven”, and half way through stops the backing band (drums, bass and piano).He says a few words to them off mic and starts the song again.Again, part way through he stops them and finishes the song on his own.The next song (can’t remember what it was) he starts and the band begins to come in and he stops them.Apparently he didn’t like this band.So he improvised and made the rest of the concert just him and his guitar.He told stories and joked with the audience as he played through his normal set of songs (something he rarely did in his career)as just him and guitar. After the concert, I ran toward a stage door, my dad following me a bit embarrassed telling me Chuck was not the sort to hang around and do meet and greets.I get to the door and ask a security person if Chuck was back there and if he could sign my cassette tape cover.The guy looked incredibly confused and sort of shocked at someone so young asking this that he said he would see. Apparently when this guy asked, Chuck felt bad enough about the concert that he agreed.So my dad and I were led backstage.There was Chuck.Sitting on a stool, black leather jacket on and smoking a cigarette...I remember seeing his guitar case just next to him. He asked me my name and how someone so young was into his stuff.I told him I played all my dads old 45s and was working on playing ‟Johnny B Goode” on guitar.He asked me what key I play it in.I told him A and he said ‟that’s the right key to do it in.” He signed my ‟Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits” tape and shook my hand. And that’s how I got to meet one of rock n roll’s founders and legends. I still have the autograph framed and up on a mantle in my house.
Semi-Pro-Lurker on November 25th, 2021 at 00:27 UTC »
The look he gave her was priceless. Could barely hide it after the first reaction.