To Chuck, the Shakespeare of rock and roll, congratulations on your PEN award, that’s what too much monkey business will get ya . . . Say hello to Mr. Leonard, Kafka of the blues, and Lord Byron Keith [Richards] if he shows up. In all seriousness, Chuck, congratulations on this prestigious honor. You have indeed written the book with a capital B, and congratulations to Leonard, who’s still writing it
Bob Dylan writing on the occasion of the 26 February 2012 PEN New England Song Lyrics of Literary Excellence Award Ceremony
Note: “Too Much Monkey business” refers to Berry’s song of the same name.
Chuck Berry – Too Much Monkey Business
\Note: Originally posted Feb 27, 2012 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric