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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Throwback Thursday: Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

This week for Throwback Thursday I’m taking it all the way back to one of the pioneers of rock n’ roll. THE original rock n’ roll star, Mr Chuck Berry.  You can talk to any rock front man in the world who came after this man and they will tell you that he is the one who started it all.

This song is just a straight classic whichever way you look at it. It has been covered by everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Elvis Pressley to AC/DC.
I am of course talking about ‘Johnny B. Goode.’ It was released on 31st March 1958 and was taken from the album ‘Chuck Berry Is on Top.’ This isn’t just a great record this is the record that paved the way for rock music as we know it. You think Hendrix would have become who he did had it not been for Berry a decade earlier? No way.

So for my own personal sentimental reasons, and because frankly I think you should all listen to this record I bring you Chuck Berry ‘Johnny B. Goode.’
‘Go Johnny Go.’

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