Actor Guerin Barry Reads About One of The Founding Fathers of Rock N’ Roll Performing His Monologue at Heavy Metal Stories

Actor_Guerin_Barry_Reads_About_One_Of_The_Founding_Fathers_Of_Rock_N_Roll_filmcourage_biographyActor Guerin Barry Reads About One of The Founding Fathers of Rock N’ Roll Performing His Monologue at Heavy Metal Stories

 

Guerin Barry performs a monologue at the Film Courage Night of Heavy Metal Stories/Tribute to the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles.

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Guerin will be reading a passage from Jerry Lee Lewis’ biography, Hellfire

ABOUT GUERIN BARRY:

Guerin Barry, grew up in the 50’s and with his friends, helped invent Rock and Roll.  There were a few people who were the architects of rock, who copied no one, who invented the form, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bill Haley and Jerry Lee Lewis.  At Alan Freed’s Rock and Roll Reviews at the Brooklyn Paramount, he stood, pressed against the edge of the stage while these crazy bastards drove the audiences into a frenzy.  As a young man, Guerin picked up the guitar and played for his friends.  Doo Wop was big in New York City and he sang bass with whoever wanted to strike up a tune in the subway or anywhere else they could find a good echo.  After traveling around the East coast as a folk singer, he started singing 50’s rock again.  Coming to LA in the mid 70s, Guerin became an actor appearing in feature films (Empire Strikes Back) and TV (lots).  In the 80s, he answered an ad and became a member of the retro-rock group, Sha Na Na (Woodstock, prom band in the movie Grease, TV show from 77 to 82).  During the four-year hiatus from acting, he played in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bermuda, the Caribbean and all over North America.  During that time, he shared a bill at the Beverly Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts with The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis.  Lately, he plays bass with a shredding blues power trio when he can find the time from his busy on camera and voice over acting career.

 

 

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Guerin Barry (center with guitar) in the band Sha Na Na