The rock and roll legend that is Chuck Berry passed away last night and, in tribute, the Salford Star here re-posts an anecdote told back in 2007, when Johnny Clarke met Chuck...
"He was on at the Opera House with Jerry Lee Lewis, we went down and, I don't know, we sort of hit it off with Chuck somehow" John recalled "I'm like `Who does he think I am, Ronnie Wood?' I'll be it!
"In fact we went the full Rolling Stones in Spain and I got into the Keith persona because you're entitled to wear a bandana there, it being sweaty and that, so we had the time of our lives.
"Chuck is fantastic, great to watch, even when he's just going through the motions" he added "It's a shame that My Ding-a-ling is the high point of his act but he really is great."
Chuck Berry RIP
* Read the full John Cooper Clarke interview with the Salford Star - click here