Sunday, January 2, 2011

Chuck Berry Fell Ill During The Show In Chicago, But Refuses To Hospital

About an hour in a concert that is deteriorating rapidly in the Congress Theater on Saturday evening, Chuck Berry fell on a keyboard accompanist before they have contributed to the scene.

The 84-year rock and roll legend and a backing band of musicians from Chicago three attempts to return the series to a packed audience of about 15 minutes later, but almost immediately withdrew Berry was again revised by Paramedics they were called to the scene.

When exploring, Berry returned one last time to thank the fans who had waited hopes continue to show, but he left the stage - with a little 'of his signature "duck walk" - without the game again. Soon after, he left the stage door of the theater on his own on the waiting limousine. Berry has signed a statement saying it was OK, and he was taken to hospital, according to Fire Department spokesman Joe Roccasalva.

"I only know that he felt weak, felt faint, and I was told to call 911," said Michael Petryshyn, the organizer of concerts, backstage after the departure of Berry.

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Berry has been active in recent days: that he had to do two shows in New York the night before. Although Berry has performed regularly in his hometown of St. Louis, he rarely gives concerts elsewhere.A the message remains consistent Berry was not returned Sunday.

The show started promising. Taking the stage with a sequined red shirt, black pants and a white sailor hat, Berry began with "Roll Over Beethoven" one of his many successes of 1950, which was the basis for the guitar rock and roll venue .

Although Berry has played this and the following tracks - "Sweet Little Sixteen" and "School Days" - a slower pace than the original recordings, he performs with his classic guitar riffs and sings with the authorities altered. The drummer and bassist Steve Gillis Bill Stephens kept the songs constantly oscillating and Vijay Tellis-Nayak added jubilant piano boogie.

And things quickly began to get out. Berry played excerpts of songs from blues and unstable version of "Memphis Tennessee", before taking an extended break to try to re-tune his guitar, complaining that he was out of tune with the piano. He made several unsuccessful attempts to "Let It Rock", in part, sitting at the piano, and made little disjointed, "Carol" and "Johnny B. Goode."

Berry relive lead the crowd in sing-along of "My Ding-A-Ling" and said things were not going well, tells the crowd that was trying to make them more fun. It may not be. When a version of "Reel and Rock, '" found the courage band after his conflict with the time, Berry headed to the floor, where the show was shut down completely at odds with joy in his music.

"It is clear that something was amiss, said Petryshyn, the developer." Fifteen minutes everything was going from one extreme to something wrong. It is based songs to mid-song, 15 seconds of a song. "

"I'm sorry for his health from that form," said Tellis-Nayak. "He obviously loves to perform. The music is still there. It 'hard to see their health worsens. He can work more than they should."

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