Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll 1987
St. Louis, 1986. For Chuck Berry's 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself, and long-time Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician, and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springstein, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and others. There's even a rarity for Berry, a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master.
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Cast: Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, Ingrid Berry, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bo Diddley, Don Everly, Phil Everly, Etta James, Johnnie Johnson, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Chuck Leavell, Julian Lennon, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Roy Orbison, Robbie Robertson, Linda Ronstadt, Joey Spampinato, Bruce Springsteen, and Jerry Lee Lewis