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Chuck Berry: Hammersmith Odeon, London, May 10th

John Broven, Blues Unlimited, July 1964

THE LONG-AWAITED visit of Chuck Berry to these islands came reality when he opened his tour at the Finsbury Empire on May 9th; I caught him at Hammersmith the following night. This cinema-cum-theatre was packed tight with many standing on the side aisles. The atmosphere was of course most intense, and in such circumstances it may be hard to understand that I left with a feeling of disappointment. But I'm not the only one.

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