2004-08-13 / Community

Little Richard, Chuck Berry In ‘Ultimate Legends Of Rock ‘N Roll’

Chuck Berry and Little Richard will appear at Westbury Music Fair on Thursday, August 19th at 8 pm. Tickets are $50 and are available at Westbury Music Fair’s box office, select ticketmaster locations and online at Musicfair.com or CC.com. To charge tickets by phone call Ticketmaster at (631) 888-9000 or (212) 307-7171.

Little Richard is the originator, the emancipator, and the architect of rock and roll. Exploding into the American consciousness in the mid-50’s, his first single laid the foundation and established the rules for a new musical form called rock and roll. The song, “ Tutti Frutti,” was his catalyst for success along with his smash hits “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Lucille,” “Jenny, Jenny,” also “Good Golly, Miss Molly. By 1968, Little Richard had sold over 32 million records internationally. Richard was honored with a star on the world-renowned Hollywood Walk of Fame on June 21,1990. He is currently delighting audiences worldwide with his unique blend of music and humor.

If any one individual can be credited as the premier figure of rock and roll, it’s Chuck Berry. His music, lyrics and free spirit made and indelible impression on millions of young people, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Chuck Berry’s greatest hits include “ Roll Over Beethoven,” “Rock and Roll and Music,” “ Carol,” “Round and Round,” and “You Can’t Catch Me.” He celebrated the birth of rock and roll in 1955 and he still remains one of its superbly exciting performers. There is so much more that could be said about Chuck Berry—about his flamboyant showmanship and charismatic personality—but all you have to do is listen to his music and you’ll understand what makes him great.

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