Skip to comments.Chuck Berry won't sing for "Johnny" in election
Posted on 06/10/2008 10:41:43 PM PDT by melt
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Republican candidate John McCain may have used his song in the U.S. presidential campaign, but veteran rock 'n' roller Chuck Berry has no doubt whom he wants to see in the White House next year.
"America has finally come to this point where you can pick a man of color and that not be a drawback," the legendary 81-year-old guitarist said of Barack Obama, who clinched the Democratic presidential nomination last week and would become the country's first black president if he wins in November.
"It's no question, myself being a man of color ... I mean, you have to feel good about it," Berry, himself a black pioneer in the 1950s music scene, told Reuters by phone from New York ahead of a Brazil tour that starts next week.
"Definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country, not just black people, but Americans in general."
McCain, now preparing to take on Obama in the November presidential election, used Berry's hit "Johnny B. Goode" as an early campaign theme, although he has since switched to Abba's "Take a Chance On Me."
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Just call him Chuck "Barry"...
Not for the content of his character but for the color of his skin...
“It’s no question, myself being a man of color ...”
In other words, “I’m a racist.”
With this new-found support from Chuck, maybe BO will go with “My Ding-A-Ling” in the home stretch.......
Music is music, politics is light years away. I wouldn’t listen to half the crap I like if I factored in politics.
It’s nice to see an icon like Chuck putting one of the Rolling Stones youngins in his place.
where are the white women at?
Maybe Johnny McCain should use this as his theme song:
Blacks don’t realize they are doing the opposite of MLK; they are voting for him BECAUSE he’s black.
I bet 95% can’t name three things this phoney stands for.
So, if he can vote for BO becuse he’s black, does that mean that I can vote for McCain because he’s white?
“Take a Chance on Me” as a theme song? Horrible. Sounds like begging. Or lack of confidence. Sheesh. McCaine deserves to lose. First choose a song where the singer supports the other candidate. Then, choose ABBA.
Hope, change,....... nope, just two.
81 years old now, and he's still touring. Remarkable.
Johnny B. Goode. Classic. Phenomonal. Chuck Berry Rocks. Music wize.
If he plays around here, I'll go see him. An Icon of Rock.
ALL of my black co-workers, friends and acquaintances WILL vote for Obambi.
They’re even bragging about it...”HE’S A BROTHA..”
Boy, MLK must be spinning his head in disbelief.
Thanks for that link!
My favorite bit from that movie....
How about Big John?
This man was at the epicenter of the creation of rock & roll. Although he’s opinionated as a MF’er, he’s always been a man standing on his own. I always dug the stories of him being a huuuge star wheeling up in his caddie just before showtime all by himself, knocking the crowd dead, and then wheeling away after the show. No entourage, no fan fare, just a sole entertainer doing his thing. The veiled racism on this board always makes me sick.
“So, if he can vote for BO becuse hes black, does that mean that I can vote for McCain because hes white?”
You obviously haven’t memorized the new rules ;-)