Losing Chuck Berry to the ages

Losing Chuck Berry to the ages

Rock and roll pioneer and legend Chuck Berry died Saturday at his home in St. Charles County, Missouri, not far from St. Louis. Although I grew up with his music, I saw him in concert during the 1970s while photographing the Mississippi River Festival on the campus of...
Chantilly Lace

Chantilly Lace

In the 50s, two hits epitomized the the dirty old man aspect of rock music of that era: Chuck Berry’s “Sweet Little Sixteen” and The Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Of the two, J.P. Richardson — aka The Big Bopper — was...