Friday, January 16, 2009

showbiz

It was first conceived by X to hide the wrinkles in a rayon suit at a 1956 performance at New York, according to a Rolling Stone interview. "It got an ovation," he recalls, "so I did it again and again."[1]


Another version, the one cited in his autobiography, reads:

"A brighter seat of my memories is based on pursuing my rubber ball. Once it happened to bounce under the kitchen table, and I was trying to retrieve it while it was still bouncing. Usually I was reprimanded for disturbing activities when there was company in the house, as there was then. But this time my manner of retrieving the ball created a big laugh from Mother's choir members. Stooping with full-bended knees, but with my back and head vertical, I fit under the tabletop while scooting forward reaching for the ball. This squatting manner was requested by members of the family many times thereafter for the entertainment of visitors and soon, from their appreciation and encouragement, I looked forward to the ritual. An act was in the making. After it had been abandoned for years I happened to remember the maneuver while performing in New York for the first time and some journalist branded it the ____________."

X and ___________ ........

7 comments:

jungle said...

is the blank duck walk?

"The Kid" said...

I do not know the answer to this question.. but u ppl seem to have skipped one LVC(my first ques in the blog)

Tamizhmarai said...

X is Chuck Berry. You can click on the 'X' in the question and it takes you to Chuck Berry's wiki page! :P

Tamizhmarai said...

Oh, and clicking on the citation [1] takes you to duck walk! Vaazha making the job easy eh! :)

jungle said...

What the hell! For once I got an answer and that also question frauda? not fair gaz!

vazha said...

worst.. too much copy paste :)..sorry folks.. and the jungle scores..

The Mudd said...

stupid fellos... paste in notepad once n then paste here man... non sense .. :)