In this section, I will let you
in on some of the wonderful experiences I’ve
had as a guitar player. (Remember, you can make your
own memories too, so make sure you
check out my web site.)
The year was 1993. The place was South Hampton, Long
Island, New York. The event was a Private Fund Raiser
was terminally ill children. The guest
of Honor was actor, Mr. Paul Newman and legendary musician Mr. Chuck
Berry. My band, Phil Dirt & The Dozers, was to follow-up Chuck’s performance
with an oldies show. There was one, small problem, however. It was 15 minutes
to show time and Chuck was nowhere to be found. His agent was "sweating
bullets" and told us that if Chuck didn’t show up on time, that
we would have to open the show for the 1,000+ guests. This was no problem
for us, but "where was Chuck?"
Finally, at three minutes till the hour of performance,
a black limo pulled up to the venue and a wiry, hard-working
musician popped out with his guitar
case and a brief case. The guitar case held Chuck’s beautiful,
Cherry, Gibson 335 Stereo guitar. The briefcase was for his payment for
to be rendered and paid (as always) in cash dollars.
He walked over to us and we were introduced to him. He gave my drummer
a hug, as it was his 40th birthday. Chuck then cracked a joke, walked to
the stage, plugged-in and what happened next, I will never forget as long
as I live.
He counted off his first song for the band and began
the introduction to "Johnny
B. Goode." After the first 6 notes, he stopped the music abruptly.
Everyone stared and wondered what had just happened. Then, right there
on stage, he began tuning his guitar. (Without a tuner, I might add.) To
a musician, this was hysterical and blasphemous. To a guest: puzzling!
But this was Chuck Berry. Check out his movie "HAIL, HAIL, ROCK & ROLL" and
this will all make sense.
Well, Chuck finally got back on his horse and did a
great show and everyone loved it. What a gift to be
able to see this icon of Rock & Roll and
inventor of the Rock & Roll style of playing the guitar from no more
than 10 feet away from him.
I will tell these stories to you, because I want you
to know that I started off playing the guitar by teaching
myself and after many years and many
bands, I found the right opportunity and was able to live out a dream.
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