Sunday, October 18, 2015

Chuck Berry was born this day in 1926

Chuck Berry was born this day in 1926 in St. Louis, MO.  His songwriting, guitar playing and showmanship is one of the biggest influences on rock.  Most artists coming out after Berry have acknowledged him as an influence.  Here are some of his biggest hits along with select covers from others...

"Johnny B. Goode"

Dion- "Johnny B. Goode"

Jimi Hendrix- "Johnny B. Goode"


Elvis Presley- "Maybelline" (live 1955)

"Rock & Roll Music" (w/ Tina Turner)

The Beatles- "Rock & Roll Music"

The Beach Boys (w/ Roger McGuinn)- "Rock & Roll Music"

"Sweet Little Sixteen"

Jerry Lee Lewis- "Sweet Little Sixteen"

"Dear Dad"

Dave Edmunds- "Dear Dad"

"Run Rudolph Run"

Keith Richards- "Run Rudolph Run"

"Memphis Tennessee"

The Ventures- "Memphis Tennessee"


JD McPherson- "Carol"