Wayne Schoeneberg and I have a unique interpersonal relationship.We met through another person, Molly, pre 9/11. Then on 9/11/2001, Wayne called Molly to wake us up. He was in St. Louis at his HQ, and we were in Harlem. He wanted us to wake up and know that something was happening just a couple miles away from where we were. I was there visiting. Wayne ended up driving up to see us. Lots of precious memories there, too.
Wayne has a special place in my memory and life.And recently, Wayne lost a dear friend, Charles. We all know him as Chuck Berry, but Wayne was Charles’ lawyer and friend. Over their decades of friendship and collaboration, many memories were made. Can you imagine the reality of being best friends and hanging out with Chuck Berry in all sorts of situations? Can you imaging having Chuck Berry as your long-term client?
IN a recent e-mail from Wayne’s newsletter list:
Good Bye My Friend: For more than 20 years this man was my friend and client. I knew him as Charles. Most of the world knew him as Chuck Berry. He was a very complex man. But he was better than good to me. I got the opportunity to say good bye to him at his funeral. Click the link to see a video from his funeral. He changed the music world as it was known then and as it will be known for many years to come. It was a privilege to get the opportunity to serve him as his attorney and to know him as my friend.