Johnny McCain No Goode for Chuck Berry

Rock 'n' roll legend is rooting for Obama to win the White House
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2008 8:27 AM CDT
Johnny McCain No Goode for Chuck Berry
American guitarist and singer Chuck Berry is seen in this 1980 file photo. Berry has said he wants to see Barack Obama win the White House.   (AP Photo)

Chuck Berry hopes Barack Obama will rock his way to victory in November—even though it's John McCain who used Berry's classic Johnny B. Goode as a theme song in the early days of the campaign. The McCain camp has since switched to Abba's Take a Chance On Me. Berry, whose first new album in 30 years is in the works, says Obama's nomination is a great moment for America. 

"America has finally come to this point where you can pick a man of color and that's not a drawback," said the rock legend. "Definitely a proud and successful moment for all the people of this country." (Read more John McCain stories.)

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