This article appeared in the Sun Sentinel (serving Avon, Avon Lake and North Ridgeville since 1990) on Thursday, September 6, 2012
My first job was working in the concession stand at the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Civic Auditorium. I was in high school in the late 50’s and it was fun to see all the events that came to town. I was thrilled when one day a Rock & Roll show came to the auditorium and who should I wait on but the great songwriter and performer, Chuck Berry . He was wild on the stage doing his duck walk but in person he was very polite. I still remember that he ordered an orange drink and smiled as he thanked me. This fall I will be attending a conference in St. Louis and his daughter, Ingrid Berry Clay, will be headlining the Saturday evening entertainment.