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Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock n Roll (Taylor Hackford, US, 1987)

One of the screen’s most accomplished pop biographies ever, easily on a par with The Last Waltz.
— Tom Hutchinson, Radio Times

Revealing documentary - if you will, rockumentary - filmed over rehearsals and two concerts in St Louis to celebrate Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. As well as the thrilling live footage featuring Berry and a number of his "friends" (including Keith Richards, Eric Clapton and Etta James) the documentary also tells the story of his remarkable career via a series of interviews (more friends: Bruce Springsteen, Bo Diddley, etc) and archive footage. 

A genuine musical GENIUS without whom... etc. etc. etc. 

As director Taylor Hackford says in this remembrance: "Chuck was more difficult than any movie star I’ve ever worked with. More complicated, more difficult, moe diabolical. Diabolical is a fitting term. At the same time, I totally loved him."

Charles Edward Anderson Berry (1926 - 2017)