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Richard Berry

Richard Berry

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Richard Berry (1986)

Interview by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages audio, 17 February 1986

The 'Louie Louie' man on pre-rock'n'roll R&B, the relationship between black music and white singers and fans, the double entendre in black music, indies v the majors, and that song.

File format: mp3; file size: 62.2mb, interview length: 1h 07' 55" sound quality: *****

Richard Berry (1993)

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages audio, 7 October 1993

The 'Louie Louie' man looks back at his youth in Los Angeles, cutting his first records, the crooks and the rip-offs, and his battle to regain the rights to his most famous song.

File format: mp3; file size: 42.1mb; Interview length: 45' 56"; sound quality: ****

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Echoes: Richard Berry

Retrospective by Bill Millar, Record Mirror, 15 July 1972

"They took me to see that friend of mineyeah District court-room two-twenty-ninethe judge said 'your payments are way behind'I said 'Don't worry Daddy it won't ...

Richard Berry

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

b. 11 April 1935, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, d. 23 January 1997 ...


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