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
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)
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(Newser) – 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."