Bbiigg Kev, on 19 March 2017 - 02:53 PM, said:
Cash up front, got to agree with the man.
Caught the end of an item on BBC Radio H&W this morning. The Rocking Berry's Chuck ( Botfield ?) told of a gig at Barbarella's in Brum, the audience wanted an encore from Chuck Berry, Chuck Berry wanted an additional $1000
Yes he was a legend alright and as I said cash up front is the way to go, he was renowned for this, having, as many of us have been, shafted in the past.
I saw him live in the USA but never met him but I did meet people who did know him and I was told that he was asked to perform for a charity event in the US, it was taken into account that the charity takings would be minus his payment performance fee but he turned up and did a great set, got his fee to keep up his reputation but after the gig he made a donation for that exact amount to the charity.
That is a fact, he did it and maintained his reputation in the business as the up front payment or no show, and I for one have always agreed with the man.
Edited by Bbiigg Kev, 20 March 2017 - 10:03 PM.
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