'If you tried to give rock 'n' roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.' John Lennon
This astonishingly candid autobiography is the amazing life story of Chuck Berry, the man who created rock 'n' roll - written with all the flash, bounce, soul and humour that made million-seller classics of 'Johnny B. Goode', 'Memphis, Tennessee', 'Roll Over Beethoven', 'Reelin and Rockin', and the rest.
As the first black rock 'n' roll star, Chuck Berry saw race relations change from back-door service and near-lynchings for just talking with white women to more open but still strained relations between blacks and whites. His powerful accounts of racism and acceptance make fascinating, englightening reading.