Monday, Jan. 15 2024

3:00 pm-5:00 pm


Without Chuck Berry we would not have rock n roll as we know it – he was the greatest rock writer, one of the greatest guitarist and one of its greatest performers of all time.  Elvis was the spark for that fueled rock n roll but Chuck Berry became its heartbeat.  We will travel with Chuck from his early days in St. Louis to his extraordinary recordings at Chess Records to his off-stage exploits with the law and finally to his induction into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

John Lennon said it best “If you were going to give rock n’ roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry.”

Led by

Vinnie Bruno

Vinnie Bruno

As a Beatles Scholar and storyteller, Vinnie Bruno embraces the Beatles’ legacy while presenting entertaining, interactive, and informative programs for both the casual listener and hard-core Beatles fans.

As a 60s’ Rock Historian, his program list includes historic and musical overviews of over 100 rock and roll musicians and groups, each of whom helped define the 50s, 60s and 70s by creating musical landscapes that captivated a generation and whose influence in popular culture still endures more than five decades later. 

Mr. Bruno retired as Director of First Year Programs at LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York).  He holds an MPA from Baruch College and, as an adjunct professor for 25 years, taught courses in numerous disciplines including Humanities, Business and Mathematics.  He currently resides in both New Jersey and Arizona.