by ACE PRESTON
| September 13, 2007 at 11:35 am
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I decided a few years ago to start photographing what was left of the so-called living legends before they all died. I created a special list and proceeded to locate them. With the case of Chuck Berry I found that he would be playing B.B. King Blues Bar & Grill in NYC. On June 6, 2006 I arrived at BB King's Bar & Grill located on 42nd Street Hell's Kitchen. There were so many different age groups there and this is coming from a man who was 79 years old at the time. I positioned myself within the crowd which is what I like to do. At times I was watching Chuck play I forgot to photograph. I kept reminding myself that this could be the last concert I might ever have the chance to shoot Chuck again, so I concentrated on my camera settings as the music played in the background. Over 50 years ago someone said that "Rock n Roll Will Never Die". 30 years ago it was stated that "You're Never Too Old To Rock n Roll". Chuck Berry has proven this even when "Saturday Night Live" insulted him during a skit in the late 70's where the cast had dressed up like the Village People and sang a song "Roll Over Chuck Berry Disco's Here To Stay". On September 14, 2007 at age 80 Chuck Berry The Living Legend will play B.B. King's right here in NYC. I won't be there this time but I'm glad to know my photos won't be the last. "Hail, Hail Rock n Roll. Long Live Rock n Roll." Thank you Chuck Berry. Hope to see you in your 90's even though you're an asshole.