Tag Archives: Chuck Berry

Has ‘50s rock and roll faded away?

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 … Continue reading

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Johnny Maraca’s radio salute to Chuck Berry

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 … Continue reading

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Back to the future of media and entertainment

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. … Continue reading

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Tales from The Dark Side

I have several enduring memories of Crossroads, the room known as The Dark Side at Owen Sound’s historic Coach Inn. A drunk patron, perched on a stool. Arms fully stretched as if crucified between two tables. He’s passed out, facing … Continue reading

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