Sunday, April 7, 2013

My Latest. Send Yours Today!

Dear President Obama:

Here's an easy one.

Give the Medal of Freedom to rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, 87 years old and still performing.

He's one of this country's greatest living poets and songwriters, a great performer, and a man whose musical performances helped bring down barriers between the races.  He's still working-- still here to appreciate the honor.

He inspired Bob Dylan and The Beatles.  His music was sent into outer space during the Carter administration.  He was honored at Kennedy Center by President Clinton, at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and more recently received the Pen New England Award for Lyrics of Literary Merit.

Yes, he got into some trouble over his life, but he made the best of it, studying business, writing a book, and always came back stronger than ever.

It's a no-brainer.  And it would be fun.  Hail to the Chief, followed by Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll!


(Invite me to the ceremony!)

Peter O'Neil

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