RJ Smith: Chuck Berry – An American Life (Omnibus)
Chris Charlesworth, Just Backdated, November 2022
"HE DIDN'T have personal friends," says Dick Allen, a showbiz agent who worked with Chuck Berry for years. "I travelled all the time with him. We were not socially friendly. He did his thing and I did mine. I did not try to crawl into his life. I have nothing bad to say about him on a personal level; we were just not personally friendly. But he wasn't personally friendly with anybody."
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