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Richard Berry


Richard Berry (1986)

Interview by John Pidgeon, Rock's Backpages Audio, 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, 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: ****


Echoes: Richard Berry

Retrospective by Bill Millar, Record Mirror, 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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