Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll
Hail! Hail! Rock N' Roll
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Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a 1987 documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford that chronicles two 1986 concerts celebrating rock and roll musician Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. A soundtrack album was released in October 1987 on the MCA label.

The two concerts were held on October 16, 1986, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis; among the artists performing with Berry were Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnnie Johnson, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Julian Lennon, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt and Joey Spampinato. Along with concert footage, the film also features scenes from the rehearsals for the shows, interviews with Berry and members of his family, and "talking-head"-type appearances from a number of musicians, including Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon (archival footage), Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Little Richard and Bruce Springsteen.

Track listing

#"Come On" (Chuck Berry) rehearsal at Berry’s home, Wentzville 8.-14.10.86

#"Carol" (Chuck Berry) rehearsal at Berry’s home, Wentzville 8.-14.10.86

#"It Don’t Take But A Few Minutes" (Chuck Berry) -rehearsal at Berry’s home, Wentzville 8.-14.10.86

#"I'm Through With Love" (Gus Kahn/Matt Malneck/Fud Livingston) rehearsal at Berry’s home, Wentzville 8.-14.10.86

#"Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry) (with Robert Cray on guitar)

#"Almost Grown" (Chuck Berry)

#"Back in the U.S.A." (Chuck Berry) (with Linda Ronstadt on vocals and Robert Cray on guitar)

#"Sweet Little Sixteen" (Chuck Berry)

#"No Money Down" (Chuck Berry)

#"Nadine" (Chuck Berry)

#"Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) (with Julian Lennon on vocals)

#"Memphis, Tennessee" (Chuck Berry)

#"Little Queenie" (Chuck Berry)

#"Brown Eyed Handsome Man" (Chuck Berry) (with Robert Cray on guitar and vocals)

#"Too Much Monkey Business" (Chuck Berry)

#"No Particular Place To Go" (Chuck Berry)

#"Wee Wee Hours" (Chuck Berry) (with Eric Clapton on guitar and vocals)

#"Rock 'n' Roll Music" (Chuck Berry) (with Etta James on vocals, Robert Cray and Eric Clapton on guitars)

#"School Days" (Chuck Berry) (with Ingrid Berry on vocals, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Joe Walsh (uncredited) on guitars)

Bonus Rehearsals on the DVD

#"It Don't Take But A Few Minutes" (Chuck Berry)

#"Guitar jam" (Chuck Berry/Keith Richards/Eric Clapton)

#"Mean Old World" (Walter Jacobs)

#"Hoochie Coochie Gal" (Willie Dixon/Etta James)

The band

* Chuck Berry - Guitar, vocals

* Johnnie Johnson - Piano

* Keith Richards - Guitar, backing vocals

* Chuck Leavell - Organ

* Bobby Keys - Saxophone

* Joey Spampinato - Bass, backing vocals

* Steve Jordan - Drums, backing vocals

* Ingrid Berry- Backing vocals

* Eric Clapton - Guitar, vocals

* Robert Cray - Guitar, vocals

* Linda Ronstadt - Vocals

* Julian Lennon - Vocals

* Etta James - Vocals


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