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It's amazing how much you can learn if your intentions are truly earnest. 
Chuck Berry 

Rock's so good to me. Rock is my child and my grandfather. 
Chuck Berry 

"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 earnest."

"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 tongues."

"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."

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Occupation: Musician(s)