Shannon Bolithoe : A Writing Life

Chuck Berry’s Memoir Grabs You Like a Song

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Chuck Berry, who died on Saturday at 90, was rock’s first great songwriter. Here’s what’s less known: He also wrote its first great memoir. Not for him the bland evasions in those music memoirs ghostwritten, with added strings and synthesized filler, by hack journalists.


Author: SBolithoe

Librarian, author, blogger, presenter, history buff and animal lover.

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