Friday, July 18, 2008

Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle

More than 10,000 people are descending on a 17th century castle to watch a line-up including rock and roll legend Chuck Berry, singer Kate Nash and alternative band The Flaming Lips.The organisers behind the Bestival on the Isle of Wight, Hants, have turned their sights to the family audience with the launch of Camp Bestival in the grounds of Lulworth Castle, Dorset.The inaugural three-day event, set amidst the World HeritagADVERTISEMENTe Jurassic coastline, kicks off with headliner Chuck Berry, The Cuban Brothers, Florence and The Machine and DJ Krust.
The festival is aimed at "yummy mummies" with boutique camping including custom-furnished tipis, yurts and gypsy caravans, barbecues, camp fires and a Dorset farmers' market.(read more..)
St. Louis, 1986. For Chuck Berry's 60th, Keith Richards assembles a pickup band of Robert Cray, Joey Spampinato, Eric Clapton, himself, and long-time Berry pianist Johnnie Johnson. Joined on stage by Etta James, Linda Ronstadt, and Julian Lennon, Berry performs his classic rock songs. His abilities as a composer, lyricist, singer, musician, and entertainer are on display and, in behind-the-scenes interviews, are discussed by Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bruce Springstein, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, and others. There's even a rarity for Berry, a rehearsal. Archival footage from the early 1950s and a duet with John Lennon round out this portrait of a master

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