Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste are fine musicians and did the best they could in saluting rock and roll legends Fats Domino and Chuck Berry at the recent Grammy Awards but, when their brief mashup of Ain’t that a Shame and Maybellene ended, I just stared at the screen. That’s it? Two songs in the middle of the show.
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Hey, if you missed last night’s show on 97.7 the Beach, you can stream all three segments right here. The playlist alternates between Chuck’s originals and cover tunes by the Beatles, Stones and more….plus a few interview clips with the legend we lost a week ago. Segment One Chuck Berry–Maybellene Linda Ronstadt–Back in the U.S.A. Chuck–No Particular Place to Go
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When Marty McFly time travels back to 1955 he has a hard time convincing old friend Doc Brown that he’s come from ’85. “Then tell me, future boy, who’s president of the United States in 1985?” “Ronald Reagan,” Marty answers. Doc can’t believe his ears. “Ronald Reagan, the actor?” Then again, the idea of an actor who became the Governor
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