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Jerry Lee Lewis collapsed on stage at Fan Club Convention
Monday, 30. September 2002 - 14:13

After playing over 2 1/2 hours, Jerry Lee Lewis was helped off stage and 
collapsed into a chair and then was taken to the hospital in Memphis accompanied 
by family members. Jerry was in a great mood all night but after a long show of 
over 40 songs, he said he had to take a break and walked to the edge of the stage 
where he was caught up and helped into a nearby chair. After about 20 minutes, he was 
helped away into the long corridor leading to the waiting cars and taken to the hospital 
for observation. It was a fine day with lots of memorable moments but a real shame that 
Jerry took ill and ended the show prematurely. We all hope Jerry is ok and I will update 
his condition as soon as I hear anything. Please keep Jerry in your thought and prayers.

Set List:

Roll Over Beethoven
You Win Again
Drinkin' Wine Spo Dee O Dee
Johnny B. Goode
Over The Rainbow
I Am What I Am
Another Place Another Time
C.C. Rider
Mean Woman Blues
Mexicali Rose
How's My Ex Treating You
Me And Bobby McGhee
Your Cheatin' Heart
Lovin' Up A Storm
Lewis Boogie
Goldmine In The Sky
When I Take My Vacation In Heaven
Frankie And Johnny
The One Rose That's Left In My Heart
Meat Man
She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
Help Me Make It Through The Night
Chantilly Lace
What's Made Milwaukee Famous
Before The Night Is Over
You Belong To Me
Sweet Little Sixteen
High School Confidential
Crazy Arms
Lawdy Miss Clawdy
Hound Dog
No Headstone On My Grave
Rockin' My Life Away
Wedding Bells
On The Jericho Road
Mona Lisa
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
Green Green Grass Of Home

Source: Wolfgang Guhl

Chuck Berry performing in London, England Part II
Friday, 27. September 2002 - 15:33

The price of the tickets is 40.00. It is a very small gig with about
500 tickets going on sale witch 300 of them is standing and very close to
the stage.

Source: Tug van den Bergh

Chuck Berry performing in London, England Part I
Wednesday, 25. September 2002 - 13:38

Chuck Berry scheduled to perform at Cafe de Paris in London on Sunday the 20th October 2002. 

For further information please contact Tug van den Bergh or Terry Etheridge on

Tel:   +44(0)207 379 6132 Ext.160
Fax:   +44(0)207 379 5035
Email: or

Venue: Cafe de Paris
       3/4 Coventry Street
       W1D 6BW

Chuck Berry European Tour 2002
20.10.02 - London, England - Cafe De Paris

Source: Tug van den Bergh

Chuck Berry show in Birmingham, England cancelled!!
Tuesday, 17. September 2002 - 06:56

Chuck Berry's planned show at the Metropole Hotel in
Birmingham, England on October 21th 2002 has been cancelled.

Source: Wolfgang Guhl

New book release: "Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry"
Sunday, 15. September 2002 - 08:44

Product Details
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Routledge; ISBN: 0415937485; (October 2002)
List Price: $29.95

Book Description
Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws 
on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public 
records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure. Berry's own 
Autobiography published in 1986 covers up as much as it reveals; and Berry 
himself has rarely been forthcoming in either documentary or print interviews. 
This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides us with a stirring, 
unvarnished portrait of both the man and the artist. Berry has long been 
one of pop music's most enigmatic personalities. Growing up in a middle-class, 
black neighborhood in St. Louis, his first major hit song, "Maybellene," 
was an adaptation of a white country song, wedded to a black-influenced beat. 
Thereafter came a string of brilliant songs celebrating teenage life in 
the '50s, including "School Day," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Sweet Little Sixteen." 
Berry's career rise was meteoric; but his fall came equally quickly, when 
his relations with an underage girl led to a conviction under the Mann Act. 
It was not his first (nor his last) run in with the law. He scored his biggest 
hit in the early '70s with the comical (and some would say decidedly lightweight) 
song "My Ding-a-Ling." The following decades brought hundreds of nights of tours, 
with little attention from the recording industry; meanwhile, more disturbing facts 
about Berry's life trickled out, reflecting his complicated position as a 
black performer in a predominantly white musical world. Bruce Pegg has located 
Berry's friends, lawyers, business associates, and fellow musicians to paint a 
true picture of a complicated life story. He offers what should be the definitive, 
though not always pretty, portrait of one of the greatest stars of rock and roll, 
a story that will appeal to all fans of American popular music.

About the Author
Bruce Pegg teaches in the writing program at Syracuse University. 
He has received numerous grants to conduct research into the life of 
Chuck Berry, and has spent several extended periods in St. Louis 
conducting interviews and archival research. He lives in Canastota, NY.

Source: Wolfgang Guhl

NASA's twin Voyagers celebrated their 25th year August 20, 2002
Wednesday, 04. September 2002 - 12:23

NASA's twin Voyagers celebrated their 25th year August 20, 2002