Monday, March 31, 2014

Chuck Berry releases "Johnny B. Goode" this day in 1958


Chuck Berry released the iconic "Johnny B. Goode" this day in 1958.  It peaked at #2 on Billboard's Hot R&B Sides chart and #8 on their top 100.  Rolling Stone magazine placed the song at #1 of it's 100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time list.  A partial list of artists that have covered the song live or on album include:  AC/DC, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Buck Owens, Dion, Elton John, Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jimi Hendrix, John Fogerty, John Mayer, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Lyrnyrd Skynyrd, Peter Tosh, Phish, Prince, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols, Stray Cats, The Who and many more!

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live 1958-

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live in 1972 with John Lennon-

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