Marshall Chess On Chuck Berry’s Funeral: The Rolling Stones And Eric Clapton Should Have Been There


Marshall Chess on Chuck Berry’s Funeral: The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton Should Have Been There

Music producer and Rolling Stones Records founding president Marshall Chess first met Chuck Berry in the 1950s. The son of Leonard Chess, one of two brothers who ran Berry’s label, Chess Records, Marshall toured with Berry in early 1960s, which led to a longstanding friendship with the rock-and-roll pioneer. When Berry died from natural causes on March 17, at the age of 90, Chess, 75, spoke at his funeral and shared his recollections of the ceremony with Billboard. An edited transcript of his account follows:
There’s so much more to Chuck Berry than most people know.  Here’s a story I didn’t …

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