Chuck Berry Quotes
It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest.
Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather.
"Curiosity provoked me to lay a lot of our country
stuff on our predominantly black audience and some of our black audience began
whispering "who is that black hillbilly at the Cosmo?" After they
laughed at me a few times they began requesting the hillbilly stuff and enjoyed
dancing to it."
"It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly
"All in all it was my intention to hold both the black and the white
clientele by voicing the different kinds of songs in their customary
"They (black and white musicians) jived between each other. All were
artists, playing foolish, having fights and making love as if the rest of the
world had no racial problems whatsoever."
"One song had its birth when the tour first brought me to New Orleans, a
place I'd longed to visit ever since hearing Muddy Waters's lyrics, "Going
down in Louisiana, way down behind the sun." That inspiration, combined
with little bits of Dad's stories and the thrill of seeing my black name posted
all over town in one of the cities they brought the slaves through turned into
the song Johnny B. Goode."