Official ‘Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll’ Documentary On-Demand Now, Blu-ray Out 11/27


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Chuck Berry may have passed away in 2017, but his spirit is very much still alive today. Such is the unassailable legacy he built as one of the absolute most important figures in the history of what we have come to know as “rock and roll.”

Chuck Berry: The Original King of Rock ‘N’ Roll is the title of an official new documentary film telling his tale. From filmmaker Jon Brewer comes the documentary, which is available to screen now via a number of video-on-demand services. A Blu-ray release is scheduled for Nov. 27.

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The film features interviews with several music legends, themselves inspired by the influence of Chuck Berry. The list of names featured in the film include Gene Simmons of KISS, Joe Bonamassa, George Thorogood, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, Steven Van Zandt, Charles Berry Jr., Johnny Rivers, Nile Rodgers and more.

Here’s a trailer:

Here’s the film’s official synopsis:

is the first-ever feature length documentary devoted to the life of singer/songwriter/guitarist widely considered the “Granddaddy of Rock and Roll” (1927 – 2017), known for hits like “Maybelline,” “Rock and Roll Music,” “Johnny B. Goode” and many others. Award-winning filmmaker Jon Brewer (BB KING: THE LIFE OF RILEY; NAT KING COLE: AFRAID OF THE DARK) melds archival performance footage and ruminations on Berry’s influence from other music greats (Keith Richards, Nils Lofgren, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, and Alice Cooper among them) with an exploration of the legendary guitarist’s personal life (including the first-ever interview with Themetta “Toddy” Suggs, his wife of 68 years) and experience as a Black artist traversing the American racial landscape of the 1950s onward.

Despite his iconic status, and reverence for his talent by rock’s heroes John Lennon, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Steve Van Zandt, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, all featured, Chuck Berry was at heart, a family man. He was a prolific craftsman of words and chords; an undisputed and stunning combination of talent and charisma.

Catch the film via Amazon, Availtin, Cool Nerd Kiosk, Direct TV, Dish, Doc N Roll, Fandango, Google Play, inDemand, iTunes, Sling TV, Tubi, Vimeo, Vudu, and Xbox.

Comments

  • Lynn Baum says:

    I’ve always believed that Chuck Berry was the original king of rock.

  • Lynn Baum says:

    Yeah, that’s what I’m talking about.

  • Stephen Finlay says:

    Classic rock & roll music which has and will always be listened to.


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