Chuck Berry: Live At The Toronto Peace Festival 1969 documents an extraordinary performance from a landmark concert held during the late '60s rock 'n' roll renaissance. Staged before a youthful audience at Varsity Stadium in September, the Toronto Rock 'N' Roll Revival (the show's official name) featured contemporary acts including The Doors and John Lennon with the Plastic Ono Band performing alongside their musical heroes ---- such greats as Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Gene Vincent. Arguably one of the greatest sets from that historic show was the masterful performance put forth by the Father of Rock 'n' Roll, captured here on this concert DVD.
Fourteen years after scoring his first hit with "Maybellene," Chuck Berry is still in prime form, playing his guitar just like "ringing a bell" and whaling out his hits amidst an endless stream of sweat brought on his inimitable showmanship. Beautifully filmed by Academy Award® -- nominated director D.A. Pennehaker The War Room, Don't Look Back, Monterey Pop, this concert film not only showcases the artistry of Berry's performance but also reveals a young, peace-loving crowd embracing the genius of the man who made rock 'n' roll possible -- Chuck Berry.