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Friday, October 20, 2006

Berry Meets Perry

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2006 at 3:51 PM
Perry + Berry = Merry.

Wednesday night at Chuck Berry's 80th birthday gig at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, a long-haired guitarist jumped onstage during the third or fourth song.

"Hmm," I said to myself. "That looks like Joe Perry of Aerosmith."

Then, as he kept playing, it dawned on me: "Holy shit, that IS Joe Perry of Aerosmith!" Perry only stayed onstage for a song-and-a-half or so -- probably so as not to take the spotlight away from Chuck (a classy move) -- but his presence sure helped set the tone for the festive night.

I'll have more on the show in my column on October 26.

-Annie Zaleski

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