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JOHN COOPER CLARKE ON THE LATE CHUCK BERRY
 

Star date: 19th March 2017

WHEN JOHNNY MET CHUCK...

"Who does he think I am, Ronnie Wood?' I'll be it!.."

It would seem the most mad collaboration but back in the early 2000s, Salford's John Cooper Clarke compered for Chuck Berry during his tour which included Manchester and Spain.

With the rock and roll legend's passing last night we thought we'd re-post a little anecdote told to the Salford Star by Johnny C back in 2007...

Full details here...


The rock and roll legend that is Chuck Berry passed away last night and, in tribute, the Salford Star here re-posts an anecdote told back in 2007, when Johnny Clarke met Chuck...

"He was on at the Opera House with Jerry Lee Lewis, we went down and, I don't know, we sort of hit it off with Chuck somehow" John recalled "I'm like `Who does he think I am, Ronnie Wood?' I'll be it!

"In fact we went the full Rolling Stones in Spain and I got into the Keith persona because you're entitled to wear a bandana there, it being sweaty and that, so we had the time of our lives.

"Chuck is fantastic, great to watch, even when he's just going through the motions" he added "It's a shame that My Ding-a-ling is the high point of his act but he really is great."

Chuck Berry RIP


* Read the full John Cooper Clarke interview with the Salford Star - click here


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