During the phenomenally eventful years of 1965-67, the studio changed for musicians & producers from being a place of work to becoming a creative hub.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here is a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
From floor-shaking stadium anthems to paeans to a lost past and roadmaps for a new life, here are 12 songs that glorify rock’n’roll.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
Chuck was on brilliant form as he entered two of Billboard 's R&B charts on 6 October 1956 with 'Too Much Monkey Business.'
Chuck Berry On Stage entered the UK chart on 5 October 1963, on its way to becoming his first top ten LP there.
Late September 1957 brought the Georgia Peach another US chart entry, with a song featured in the film 'Mister Rock ‘n’ Roll.'
The versatile hitmaker has always represented the best virtues of American pop music.
On 15 September 1958, 'Carol' became Chuck Berry's 12th record to make the Billboard R&B chart and became a hugely influential song for young British bands.
Recorded on November 27 and 28, 1969, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Get Your Yas Yas Out’ was the first live album to reach No.1 on UK charts in September.
'Blind Owl' Wilson, who died on 3 September 1970 and thus joined the infamous '27 Club,' was co-founder and principal writer with Canned Heat. This is their story.
Recorded at Chess Studios, this EP paid homage to their Stones' blues roots while at the same time helped establish their "sound".
'It's OK' was another summer anthem and another hit from the band's revitalising 1976 album.
The first hit by the rock 'n' roll originator resides proudly in both the Grammy and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.