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Brown Eyed Handsome Man

The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry

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Brown Eyed Handsome Man by Bruce Pegg
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Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure. This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait of both the man and the artist. Berry has long been one of pop music's most enigmatic personalities. Berry's career rise was meteoric; but his fall came equally quickly, when his relations with an underage girl led to his conviction. It was not his first (nor his last) run in with the law. He scored his biggest hit in the early '70s with the comical (and some would say decidedly lightweight) song 'My Ding-a-Ling'. The following decades brought hundreds of nights of tours, with little attention from the recording industry. Bruce Pegg offers the definitive, though not always pretty, portrait of one of the greatest stars of rock and roll, a story that will appeal to all fans of American popular music.

Author Biography

Bruce Pegg teaches in the writing program at Syracuse University. He has received numerous grants to research the life of Chuck Berry, and has spent several extended periods in St. Louis conducting interviews and doing archival research. He lives in Canastota, NY.
Release date NZ
October 18th, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
35 b&w photographs, discography, notes, index
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
320
Dimensions
152x229x25
ISBN-13
9780415937481
Product ID
1682733

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