Chuck Berry

Black Friday 2017: Record Store Day Picks

With the holidays slowly creeping in, so is that time old question: What gift should I give? If you have a music-lover in your life, AQ has made the …

Vinyl Records

Remember Wagner? X-Factor legend is coming to a Stockton pub

It has hosted gigs for the Beatles, the Stones and Chuck Berry.<p>Now Stockton will welcome more music royalty on Saturday.<p>Wagner.<p>Yes, that Wagner.<p>The …

Rock, Rock, Rock! Roots of Let It Rock’s Epochal Chuck Berry T-Shirt

When they were setting up Let It Rock in 1971, Malcolm McLaren and his original partner in the boutique at 430 King’s Road – Patrick Casey – acquired …

Jerry Lee Lewis

The Money Shot: 1957 Gibson ES-350T

<b>Gibson’s records indicate that just 74 ES-350T instruments were shipped with a natural finish in 1957, and this gorgeous electric hollowbody is one</b> …

Guitar

Hail hail rock 'n' roll! Chuck Berry's Greatest just got greater!

Steve NewtonThe world of rock 'n' roll lost one of its greatest heroes with the death of Chuck Berry last March, but there's some good news today for …

Johnny B. Goode

Rewinding the Charts: In 1972, Chuck Berry Took His 'Ding-a-Ling' to No. 1

The rock‘n’roll legend’s only Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper was a bawdy novelty song that, unlike his other hits, he didn’t write.<p>CHUCK BERRY WROTE …

Johnny B. Goode

Hear “Seagull for Chuck Berry,” a New Track From Steve Gunn’s Gunn-Truscinski Duo

The Brooklyn-based musician Steve Gunn is a bit of a journeyman: he records loose and rangy solo albums as a singer-songwriter, he once played in …

A definitive list of the musicians who influenced our lives most

In theory, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—updated on an annual basis, and refreshed this week with a list of new nominees—recognizes the most influential artists in the history of Western popularmusic. But that nomination process is somewhat arbitrary, beholden to an “international voting body of …

Music

Dualtone to Handle Chuck Berry U.S. Publishing Rights

Plus Downtown links up with Natalie Merchant, peermusic scores a Big Deal and more publishing news.<p><b>Dualtone Music Group</b>, which recently issued Chuck …

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Chuck Berry’s blues classic gets a modern twist - Salon.com

"A lot of the songs like 'Rescue Me' and 'You Never Can Tell,' I knew these songs before, but I had no idea that they were Chess songs," singer Elise LeGrow said on Salon Stage. "So it was kind of a pleasant surprise to be led in a particular direction, and then to find all of this beautiful and …

Liberal View

i>The Farthest</i>: How the Voyager story keeps on giving

When the two Voyager spacecraft were launched in 1977, then-US president Jimmy Carter left a message on the disc carried by each probe into space: …

Aliens

On the Path of Chuck Berry’s ‘Promised Land,’ Five Decades On

Chuck Berry’s 1964 classic “Promised Land” is all about motion. The opening guitar riff is a big and fast thing taking off, a bus leaving the station, a jet rising from the tarmac. The poor boy, our narrator, is endlessly rollin’ and ridin’, straddling that Greyhound, smoking into New Orleans, …

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Chuck Berry Gets Hometown Tribute From Huey Lewis, Spoon, Cage the Elephant & Pokey LaFarge at LouFest

<b>LouFest</b>, a late summer music festival with a characteristically local shine to it, did St. Louis and rock 'n' roll fans a solid Saturday night by …

Music, skating and slush puppies: Memories of the Magnum Centre

John Niven remembers fondly his youth spent at Irvine's Magnum Centre as he visits the demolition site.<p>There’s something about the demolition of old …

Skating

Drinking a vintage bottle of Coke from 1956

Mark and his friend Anton recently cracked open a Coca-Cola that was bottled in 1956, back in the era of Chuck Berry, sock hops, and Marty McFly’s …

Coca-Cola

'Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!' Tribute at LouFest to Feature Members of Spoon, Cage the Elephant, The Roots

Berry's family has also announced the formation of a new foundation in his name.<p>Britt Daniel of Spoon, Pokey LaFarge and members of The Roots, Dave …

Music

LouFest's Chuck Berry tribute to include members of the Roots, Dave Matthews Band, Spoon, Cage the Elephant

Members of the Roots, Dave Matthews Band, Cage the Elephant and Spoon are among the acts who’ll perform as part of “Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry!”, …

St. Louis

PBS goes deep to follow Voyager into space

Forty years ago, the mission explored what looked like space's final frontiers.

Johnny B. Goode

uDiscover Hosts Limited Edition Box Set Of Chuck Berry’s ‘Great Twenty-Eight’

As we near the end of the year in which he passed away aged 90, the groundbreaking brilliance of rock 'n' roll innovator Chuck Berry will be …

Universal Music

A No. 1 For Chuck Berry At Last

In a decade from 1955 onwards, <b>Chuck Berry</b> placed no fewer than 25 songs on the Billboard charts. Six times, he made the top ten, and went as high as …

Vinyl Records

Chuck Berry In 50 Classic Covers

uDiscover's ongoing celebrations of the brilliance of <b>Chuck Berry</b> continue with a selection of <b>50 great covers</b> from his incredible catalogue. Drawn …

Universal Music

Chuck Berry In 20 Quotes

The March 2017 passing of <b>Chuck Berry</b>, who never courted publicity and rarely granted interviews of any detail, made it even more fascinating to look …

Universal Music

It’s Got To Be Chuck Berry’s ‘Rock & Roll Music’

Another of <b>Chuck Berry</b>'s set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957. That was the date on which he continued his …

Rock & Roll

The Romantic Classic That Links Billie Holiday, Bryan Ferry and Chuck Berry

If the mark of a good song is that it can be performed in many styles by a wide range of genres, 'You Go To My Head' makes the grade. With a melody …

Universal Music

A Taste Of Chuck Berry Live

When Chess Records kept <b>Chuck Berry</b>'s release schedule active with a new live album, it was a tactic that paid dividends. <b>Chuck Berry On Stage</b> had …

Vinyl Records

Chuck Berry In 20 Songs

A mere 20 tracks with which to encapsulate the unique brilliance of a rock 'n' roll original is an impossible task. But if you can think of a better …

Johnny B. Goode

‘Maybellene’ Gives Chuck Berry A Debut Smash

<b>Chuck Berry</b> may have been a late starter in recording terms, but to say he made up for lost time would be one of the great rock 'n' roll …

Universal Music

Rock'n'Roll Music

In a film full of great scenes, it's surely one of the best. Bruce Springsteen, grinning and giggling, recalls when he and the E Street Band were …

Music

Chuck Berry's House

The red brick house where the father of rock 'n' roll wrote some of his classic hits.<p>A small red brick house in St. Louis was once the home of a rock …

Culture

Five Overlooked Nuggets From Chuck Berry

Berry’s vast catalog contains more than a few buried gems waiting to be unearthed by curious listeners.The post Five Overlooked Nuggets From Chuck …

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