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Chuck Berry in "Rock, Rock, Rock!"

Monday, October 22: 1:50 p.m.
Posted by Rock Hall
Legendary DJ Alan Freed introduces Chuck Berry in 1956's "Rock, Rock, Rock!"

Rock, Rock, Rock!, the 1956 black-and-white film starring Cleveland disc jockey and "the King of Rock 'n' Roll" Alan Freed as himself, told the story of a teenage girl trying to gather the money she needs to buy a gown for an upcoming dance. A number of performances – including those by Hall of Fame inductees Chuck Berry, LaVern Baker, the Flamingos, Frankie Lymon and the Teengers and the Moonglows – move the picture along and provide its rock and roll soundtrack. 

In the clip below, Freed introduces the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's 2012 American Music Masters honoree Chuck Berry, who delivers his signature moves over "You Can't Catch Me." 

Award-winning documentary filmmaker Joe Lauro will present a compilation film of rare clips of Chuck Berry through out his career as part of the American Music Masters conference on Saturday, October 27 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. The film will present sections on Berry's acknowledged influences, including T-Bone Walker and Louis Jordan; clips of some of the famous musicians he influenced, such as the Rolling Stones, Beatles and Beach Boys; and film of the only known live performance of Chuck Berry in the 1950s – in color! 

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