Chuck Berry, ‘Hard Rock’


By Alec Byrne
Bournemouth, U.K. 1973
Archival pigment print hand signed by the photographer
Limited Edition of 75
Paper size 20h x 16w inches

Other available
24 x 20 inches | £1300+VAT GBP
40 x 30 inches | £1900+VAT GBP

‘I made records for people who would buy them. No color, no ethnic, no political – I don’t want that, never did.’ Chuck Berry

‘I had amazing access: I was in his dressing room, I was standing next to him as he was about to go on stage. And then I remember there being a little bit of a kerfuffle. People were moving around, voices were being raised. Basically it came down to: he hadn’t been paid. Chuck Berry wanted cash before he set foot on stage. He wasn’t going to go on. The management and the promoter were there and I can remember Chuck Berry turning around and heading back towards his dressing room. Everyone was looking at each other going ‘That’s it? He’s not going to go on?’ And then somehow an envelope appeared with the cash. Chuck Berry turned around, went back on stage and gave an amazing performance.’ Alec Byrne

Photography Portfolio
Behind the Lens
National Portrait Gallery
London Rock: the Unseen Archive
The Malestrom
Daily Mail

We bring you closer to the finest pop culture photography. We are offering friends of Proud Galleries the exclusive opportunity to buy from the largest selection of authenticated, limited edition, hand signed or estate embossed photography prints. Contact us to book a viewing at our space in central London or to add any of our fine art prints to your collection.

All fine art photography is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
All fine art photography is editioned, signed and/or embossed by the photographer or Estate.
Fine art photography prints are occasionally made to order and delivery usually takes few weeks.
Framing & delivery services are subject to additional fees. We do not ship framed work abroad.
Proud Galleries reserves the right to amend any pricing or information.
Sale for deliveries outside the E.U. and the U.K. operate at a zero-vat rate.

2 in stock

Enquire about Chuck Berry, ‘Hard Rock’