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Author Pegg, Bruce.

Title Brown eyed handsome man : the life and hard times of Chuck Berry : an unauthorized biography / Bruce Pegg
Published New York ; London : Routledge, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (x, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Prologue: Grand Avenue -- The Ville -- "De Sun Do Move" -- Maybellene -- Breaking White -- Deliver Me from the Days of Old -- Windermere Place -- Club Bandstand -- The Mask -- St. Louis Blues -- "Never Saw a Man So Changed" -- Mercury Falling -- Back Home -- The Whole World Knows the Music, Nobody Knows the Man -- Wentzville and St. Charles -- Johnson v. Berry -- Epilogue: Blueberry Hill
Summary "Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on voluminous public records and dozens of interviews done by the author himself to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure." "Now, independent author Bruce Pegg has located Berry's friends, lawyers, business associates, and fellow musicians to illuminate a complicated life story. While sympathetic and admiring of Berry, Pegg does not paint an entirely rosy picture, placing Berry's life both within the larger African-American cultural experience and the world of mid-century American popular music. In doing so, he offers what should be the definitive portrait of one of the greatest stars of rock and roll, a story that will appeal to all fans of American popular music."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes discography (pages 259-268), bibliographical references (pages 295-302), and index
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Subject Berry, Chuck.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203953177
113535684X (electronic bk.)
9781135356842 (electronic bk.)