Messages to Chuck Berry
From: Cliff Crook
Apr 12 / 2004
Location: Bothell / Washington
Hi Chuck, Back in '56 you came to my high school. The school officials suddenly had new plans upon your arrival. Very rude of them but you told me that since their new plans didn't include you in the auditorium, that you would still get your money as long as you performed at the school. So you set up your show upstairs with just me and you in the lunchroom. Cool. I opened my lunch sack and you set down your red guitar and asked me "What's for lunch?" I said "I don't know what Mom made yet". You said "As long as Mom made it, (it's gotta be good)" (great title for a song). So we shared my lunch, our lunch. It was tuna fish and tomato sandwiches. Also, shared a thermos of milk. After our lunch you played some great rock and roll music and one of the songs you said you wrote on the plane up here to Seattle. You asked me to tell you after you played it if it was going to be a hit or miss. After you played it I said "A HIT". It was a big hit later and I don't remember if it was Maybellene or another one but it seems to me it was Maybellene. That was a long time ago. You were wearing red pants and had a red guitar with strings that hung way out over the keys. One snapped but we were safe and sound. You put on a great show standing there directly in front of me and my ears were young and could take it. I think you had another school to go to or some engagement at another place with your guitar. If there is some other way I can contact you, please let me know so I can send you my address because I would like to hear from you by post card or letter. Would also like to send you a photo of myself back in '56 because you might remember that time there at the school. I remember it very well and it has been good memories. This has kept you in my thoughts and prayers through the years. Thanks for the one on one show in 1956. Your friend, Cliff Crook, Bothell, Washington
From: Lars Hasselberg
Jan 25 / 2004
Location: Kalix / Sweden
I’m living in north of Sweden and is now 11 years old. I have been on a live show with you, in Sunne, Sweden, 1998, and it was a fantastic show. I hope many Chuck Berry fans will send email to me and I will answer you! I love rock… best wishes, Lars.
From: Darcy Chubbs
Jan 16 / 2004
Mr. Chuck Berry
You're the trunk of a big ole rock and roll family
tree that'll never die and there wouldn't be no leaves
on that tree today without the trunk!
The roots of that tree run deeper than even you, but
how far would the leaves branch out without the trunk?
What's rock and roll with no Chuck Berry? I don't
wanna know! You're the man and we love you!
Keep on reelin' and rockin' and rollin' 'cause no one
else knows how to rock AND roll and do it right, no
one else ever did and no one else ever will!
WE LOVE YOU! THANK YOU!
From one of the millions of pupils the world over you
never knew you had who owe their lives as they know it
From: Alexander Litvinov
Jan 2 / 2004
Location: Ryazan / Russia
One of my happiest days was December 10, 2003, when I had a chance to visit Chuck's concert in St. Petersburg. I'd like to thank him for that day. It was great! I hope you'll have a chance to come again soon. I wish you good health and happiness.
Dec 7 / 2003
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Chuck, when i hear you're songs it takes me back to my teens 1957 & 1958 when the fire still burned in my soul!!
From: "Daddy-o Dilly" Mark Dillman
Oct 18 / 2003
Chuck: I attended your 75th birthday party concert (with Little Richard) two years ago in St. Louis. A lot of fun. A lot of great music. Happy 77th birthday from your pal in Kansas!
From: Carmelo Genovese
Feb 10 / 2003
Location: Milano / Italy
"....I went down in Mississippi / I asked Mister Charlie about my roots / he said "Turn around, bend over, boy / they're right here in my boots!"
Poetry and fun, that's why Chuck is King.
From: John Kirshner
Jul 24 / 2001
Hi Chuck, I love your music. I love your guitar playing like when you take songs and make them last long time. I like a picture of you.
From: Chuck Hill
Jul 24 / 2001
I’m another one that my Berry taughtto play guitar through his records. I even got my nickname from his playing style. I spent 30 years playing clubs and loved every minute of it.
From: Francis Goulet
Jul 19 / 2001
Dear Mr. Berry. I’m one of your truely great fans. I really like your music, your songs, and yourself. I know you biography / discography / videography by heart. I have a lot of your movies, such as ”Rock Rock Rock”, ”Mr. Rock’n’Roll”, ”Go, Johnny, Go”, ”The TAMI Show”, ”Let The Good Times Roll”, ”Live at the Roxy” and many others + many CD’s. I’d like to ask you a question: Do you think you will come to Montréal one day?
Thank you very much, Francis
From: Lorenz Stark
Jul 14 / 2001
Hi Chuck!!! I’m a great fan of you andyour guitarplaying and I have a pretty strange question: What gauge did the strings have which you used in the fifties. Is it true that they were heavy gauge strings .012 / .013 with a wound third? Thanks a lot!
Sincerely Yours Lorenz Stark
Location: Boston / USA
Any possibillity of a Boston concert? This would be a dream to see Chuck Berry in cincert – I’ve never seen him live. I’ll keep checking the web page.
Mar 5 / 2001
Location: Philadelphia / PA
I was wondering when and if Mr Berry is coming to the Philadelphia, PA, or New Jersey area? I’d appreciate it if someone could let me know please, thank u, Buck.
From: Mahley Watger
Feb 1 / 2001
You awesome CHUCKLES!! Chucks #1 fan right here! YEAH BABY YEAH… When you sing you make me happy!
From: David Lechon
Jan 10 / 2001
Hello Chuck!!!!!!!!!!!! You are wonderfoul!!!! I have been listens to your music over 11 years. I’m 24 years old. My dream is to see you in a live concert!!!! My favorite song is ”Hey Pedro”, ”Lazy Pedro” and also ”Sweet Little Sixteen”!!!! Thank you for your music and for let sign this web page.
From: James T. Brown IV
Oct 27 / 2000
Dear Mr. Berry, YOU are the greatest. You are Big Time LIKE ME!!! I wish you, Butch, Ingrid and Marlana all the best. I’m sorry I didn’t get to see you at Pegeant. I’m the guy who duck walked with youat the Ritz in NYC in ’90. Remember, we were happening!!! Stay KOOL daddy KOOL and Stay on TOP!!!
From: Patrick Recob
Oct 18 / 2000
Location: Kansas City
Happy birthday Chuck!! Let it Rock! Let it Rock!
From: Raphael Puhl
Oct 6 / 2000
Location: Stuttgart / Germany
Hey Chuck!! I love your Music and your Biographie!!! I’m living in Stuttgart (Germany), and I hope I will meet you someday!!
From: Gee Wig
Jul 31 / 2000
Location: St. Louis / MO
Dear Mr. Berry. My name is Gee Wig. I love You and Your Music. You are rock’n’roll. I get high listening to your music. You are my skinning star. You put the rock in rock’n’roll. ”Oh Baby Doll” saved my life!!1!!!!
From: Dennis L. Jarosz
Jul 1 / 2000
Dear Mr. Berry: Your brand of guitar playing has evolved into a right of passage for every guitar player who ever wanted to play rock/blues. Thanks.
From: Michelle Wallick
Jun 18 / 2000
Location: St. Louis / MO
Chuck! Come Home! You’re out of the country too much, you young wild thing you! I’m still trying to get tickets to Blueberry Hill. Can’t wait to see you again! We’re trying for july 21. Your country neighbor…
From: Siebelt Dinkla
May 27 / 2000
Location: Wilhelmshaven / Germany
I thank you for many good years with your music. Many greats, Siebelt.
From: Don Skaggs
Apr 28 / 2000
Location: Fort Worth / TX
If only Chuck could make it down to Texas more often.
From: Sanjin Celeski
Mar 27 / 2000
Viva la Chuck Berry!!!
From: Greg Rommel
Jan 3 / 2000
Dear Chuck. Can You tell me how I can obtain performances in the United States. I am anxious to hear You play ”Bye Bye Johnny” as well as ”Reelin and Rockin”. Thank You!
From: Gary Roger Toles
Jun 23 / 1999
Location: Cincinnati / Ohio
Hello Mr. Chuck Berry! I’m so excyted just to be able to write to you. I have always wanted to see you play live, but can’t seem to find out where you are playing. I hope I find you in good health and spirits. I am handicapped and can’t drive but if you could please send me a list of dates of the times and places you will be playing, I will surely find a way to be sitting in your audiance to listen to my legend. And if you could please provide me with info on how I can get a shirt of you and other collectable items. Thank you for your time. God bless you and Rock On!