Chuck Berry News 2000

Dec 16 / 1999

Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis on European tour, July

The three legends, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, will tour together in Europe next july.

The tour will run about 10 concerts all over Europe, incl Scandinavia. Sweden, Denmark and Norge is on the tourschedule and there is also Belgium, France, and Germany.

Promotor is Diba International Concerts in Holland.These concerts is on the schedule right now, but dates may be changed:

 
 

Record cover: "Chuck Berry's Tokyo Session" from 1981. This live LP was only issued in Japan and is today very rare.
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01.07 / Brussels, Belgium / Forest National
02.07 / Vienne / France / Festival
04.07 / Mannheim / Germany / Markthalle
05.07 / Zurich / Switzerland / Hallenstadion
06.07 / Oslo / Norway / Spectrum
08.07 / Leksand / Sweden / open air

09.07 / Copenhagen / Denmark / Femoren
11.07 / London / England / Wembley Arena
12.07 / Liverpool / England / Summer Series
13.07 / Hague / Holland / North Sea Jazz Festival
15.07 / Paris / France / Festival

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Jan 29 / 2000

Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill, Feb 16

Chuck Berry will perform at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri, Feb 16. Tickets on sale now! Music Rooms are 21+ only. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Guest performer G. B. Leighton at 9.00 pm . Advance tickets at Blueberry Hill (no service charge) or through Metrotix outlets and by phone at 314 - 534 - 1111. Online at: www.mtix.com / SOLD OUT.

Source: www.blueberryhill.com



Jan 29 / 2000

Problem for the swedish promotor

It is problem with the swedish Chuck Berry show on July 8. On this area is another promotor and he will go on with a classic concert this day with music of Mozart, Beethoven etc. And he proclamin; "no Chuck Berry show in Leksand this day". The swedish newspapers FALU-KURIREN and DALA-DEMOKRATEN wrote January 28 it will not be a Chuck Berry show in Leksand. The promotor will look for another town in Sweden for the concert with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis. No more "Roll Over Beethoven"!

Source: Eric Nordlund


Jan 29 / 2000

Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill, Mars 15

Chuck Berry will perform at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri, Mars 15. Tickets on sale now! Music Rooms are 21+ only. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Guest TBA at 9.00 pm . Advance tickets at Blueberry Hill (no service charge) or through Metrotix outlets and by phone at 314 - 534 - 1111. Online at: www.mtix.com / SOLD OUT.

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Feb 04 / 2000

No more problem in Sweden

There is no more problem in Sweden. The swedish promotor has now contract for a concert with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis in Rättvik. The rock stage will be in a nice place, on a hill, called Lerdalshöjden. Many people comes to this place every summer and this year it will be more than 10.000 people there July 8, perhaps 20.000. The concert is a project between Julius Biljettservic, CS Production and Classic Car Week. It will be a great festival with great cars and people in all ages. For many young people it will be the first time they will see a live concert with Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.

Source: Eric Nordlund


Feb 15 / 2000

Different tour schedule for the European tour, July, 2000

The tour schedule for Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis is now a little bit different. The concert in Brussels is moved to July 6 and the concert in Vienne will be on July 2. The concert in Oslo, Norway, is not on the schedule for the moment, but we hoop...

These concerts is on the schedule right now, but dates may be changed:

02.07 / Vienne / France / festival
04.07 / Mannheim / Germany / Markthalle
05.07 / Zurich / Switzerland / Hallenstadion
06.07 / Brussels / Belgium / Vorst National
08.07 / Sweden / Rättvik / Lerdalshöjden
09.07 / Copenhagen / Denmark / Femoren
11.07 / London / England / Wembley Arena
12.07 / Liverpool / England / Summer Serie
13.07 / Hague/ Holland / North Sea Jazz Festival
15.07 / Paris / France / festival

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Feb 25 / 2000

Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill, April 12

Chuck Berry will perform at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar, St. Louis, Missouri, April 12. Tickets on sale now! Music Rooms are 21+ only. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Guest TBA at 9.00 pm. Advance tickets at Blueberry Hill (no service charge) or through Metrotix outlets and by phone at 314 - 534 - 1111. Online at: www.mtix.com / SOLD OUT.

Source: www.blueberryhill.com


Feb 25 / 2000

Different tour schedule for the European tour, July, 2000

The tour schedule for Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis is updated. Right now there is not a concert in Denmark, but the swedish audence will be lucky to see one more concert in Christinehof, sout of Sweden. 1997 the three legends had a big success in this wonderful place near the old castle, about 100 kilometers from Malmö. There is also a concert in Gelsenkirchen, Germany on July 16. These concerts is on the schedule right now, but dates may be changed:

02.07 / Vienne / France / festival
04.07 / Mannheim / Germany / Markthalle
05.07 / Zurich / Switzerland / Hallenstadion
06.07 / Brussels / Belgium / Vorst National
08.07 / Sweden / Rättvik / Lerdalshöjden
09.07 / Sweden / Christinehof Castle / open air
11.07 / London / England / Wembley Arena
12.07 / Liverpool / England / Summer Serie
13.07 / Hague/ Holland / Statenhal
15.07 / Gelsenkirchen / Germany / festival
16.07 / Germany / Dresden / festival

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Mars 1 / 2000

Different tour schedule for the European tour, July, 2000

The tour schedule for Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis is updated. There is not a concert in Bryssels, July 6. The new place is Cologne, Germany, same day. On July 16 it will not be a concert in Dresden, but in Monte Carlo, Monaco. These concerts is on the schedule right now, but dates may be changed:

02.07 / Vienne / France / festival
04.07 / Mannheim / Germany / Markthalle
05.07 / Zurich / Switzerland / Hallenstadion
06.07 / Cologne / Germany / Arena
08.07 / Rättvik / Sweden / Lerdalshöjden
09.07 / Christinehof / Sweden / Castle
11.07 / London / England / Wembley Arena
12.07 / Liverpool / England / Summer Serie
13.07 / Hague/ Holland / Statenhal
15.07 / Gelsenkirchen / Germany / festival
16.07 / Monte Carlo / Monaco / Sporting Club

Source: www.chuckberry.de



Mars 15 / 2000

Different tour schedule for the European tour, July, 2000

The tour schedule for Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis is updated. The Swedish concert July 8 will not be in Rättvik, but in Falun. The second swedish concert will not be in Christinehof, but in Bromölla. These concerts is on the schedule right now:

02.07 / Vienne / France / festival
04.07 - Mannheim / Germany / Markthalle
05.07 - Zurich / Switzerland / Hallenstadion
06.07 - Hamburg / Germany / Stadtpark (only Jerry Lee Lewis)
07.07 - Bergen / Norway / Blues & Roots Festival (only Chuck Berry)
08.07 - Falun / Sweden / Lugnet
09.07 - Bromölla / Sweden / Strandängen
10.07 - Dublin / Ireland / Vicar Street (only Chuck Berry)
11.07 - London / England / Wembley Arena
12.07 - Liverpool / England / Summer Serie
13.07 - Hague/ Holland / Statenhal
14.07 - Leeuwarden / Holland / Zalen Schaaf (only Chuck Berry)
15.07 - Brussels / Belgium / Forest National
16.07 - Mirande / France / Music Festival (only Jerry Lee Lewis)

Source: Eric Nordlund


Aug 31 / 2000

Chuck Berry recognized by the Kennedy Center

Chuck Berry has been named one of this year's Kennedy Center honorees for Lifetime Achievement. Berry joins dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, tenor Placido Domingo, Clint Eastwood and Angela Lansbury as this year's winners of Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. More info at: Kennedy Center

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Sep 01 / 2000

Chuck Berry records a new album

Chuck Berry records a new album which he will release to commemorate his 75th birthday. It includes 13 new songs including "Lady B. Goode" and a song he already performed during this year's European tour called "Loco Joe". They are already written and Chuck hopes to have his old keyboard player Johnnie Johnson accompany him on this new album. It will be Chuck's first studio album since 1979 when he recorded "Rock It" although he recorded a song called "Go Shabba Go" in 1995 with Shabba Ranks.

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Oct 21 / 2000

Chuck Berry opening show at The Pageant

Chuck Berry performed at the new venue, The Pageant, St. Louis, Missouri, on October 19th 2000. Chuck Berry celebrated his 74th birthday on October 18th. More info at: The Pageant

Source: www.chuckberry.de


Dec 02 / 2000

Johnnie Johnson filed lawsuit against Chuck Berry

Pianist Johnnie Johnson has filed a lawsuit claiming that he co-wrote and is entitled to royalties earned by many of Chuck Berry's early rock'n'roll anthems, including "Roll Over Beethoven", "No Particular Place To Go", and "Rock And Roll Music". Billboard Bulletin reports that the suit, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, names Berry and his publishing firm, Isalee Music Co. It lists 52 songs for which Johnson claims he wrote music, while Berry wrote lyrics.

Johnson seeks actual damages and "all of the profits realized" by Berry and Isalee, in an amount to be determined at trial. In the suit, Johnson - immortalized in Berry's song "Johnnie B. Goode" - claims that Berry "took advantage" of him as he battled alcoholism and led him to believe that Berry was entitled to sole ownership of the songs. Berry later copyrighted all the songs for himself.

"I'm so surprised that a lawsuit could come down 45 years later. I just find it mind-blowing", Berry's booking agent, Dick Alen, told Billboard Bulletin. "When I spoke to Chuck, he said, "I'm just disappointed that Johnnie would do something like this".

The suit comes just four days before Berry, 74, is to receive a Kennedy Center Honor from President Clinton.

Source: www.rollingstone.com


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