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|Named Person:||Chuck Berry; Chuck Berry|
|Document Type:||Visual material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Taylor Hackford; Stephanie Bennett; Chuck Berry; Bo Diddley; Little Richard; Phil Everly; Don Everly; Jerry Lee Lewis; Johnnie Johnson; Bruce Springsteen; Keith Richards; Eric Clapton; Willie Dixon; Roy Orbison; John Lennon; Robert Cray; Etta James; Julian Lennon; Linda Ronstadt; Delilah Films.; Universal City Studios.; MCA Home Video (Firm)
|Notes:||Originally released in 1987 as a motion picture.|
|Credits:||Music producer, Keith Richards ; director of photography, Oliver Stapleton ; editor, Lisa Day.|
|Cast:||Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Phil Everly, Don Everly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon, Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Robert Cray, Etta James, Julian Lennon, Linda Ronstadt.|
|Awards:||National Board of Review Award, 1987: Best documentary.|
|Target Audience:||MPAA rating: PG.|
|Description:||1 videocassette (161 min.) : sound, color, stereo ; 1/2 in.|
Johnny B. Goode --
Roll over Beethoven.
|Other Titles:||Hail! hail! rock 'n roll
Taylor Hackford's Chuck Berry hail! hail! rock 'n' roll
|Responsibility:||Universal an MCA company ; a Delilah Films production ; a Taylor Hackford film ; directed by Taylor Hackford ; produced by Stephanie Bennett and Chuck Berry.|
On October 18, 1986, a concert was held in St Louis at the Fox theater in honor of Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. This film documents that concert which featured a pick-up band including Linda Ronstadt, Etta James, Eric Clapton, Julian Lennon, Robert Cray and Keith Richards. It includes intermittent interviews in which music legends Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Phil Everly, Don Everly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnnie Johnson, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Willie Dixon and Roy Orbison discuss Berry's career and their relationships with him. Also includes interviews with Berry himself and with his family and close personal friends.
Film followed by a trailer for Janis Joplin documentary.