The Politics of Being Chuck Berry

POLITICO | on Mon, Mar 20, 7:09 PM

Chuck Berry insisted he didn’t write political songs. He couldn’t afford to. “I made records for people who would buy them," Berry said. "No color, no ethnic, no political—I don't want that, never did.” Indeed, Berry, who died Saturday at age 90, took pains to scrub the lyrics to his genre-defining rock ‘n’ roll songs of specific references that might give his audience offense. In his memoir written in 1987, the year after he was enshrined in the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame, he revealed how he...

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