Chuck's review of new music for the punk fanzine Jet Lag in 1980 read like a bridge between cultures.
'From Hello Dolly To Goodbye Charlie' took its snappy title from the versions of those songs that bookended the great singer's 1964 album.
“Each year the Recording Academy has the privilege of honouring a select group of visionaries whose creative contributions have rippled throughout our culture.”
On 14 December 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
'I Don't Know What You've Got (But It's Got Me)' became Richard's last top 20 R&B hit and featured a future superstar guitarist.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock 'n' roll was making its presence felt on 18 November 1957.
The pinnacle of Louis Prima’s career, his 1956 album, ‘The Wildest!’, blended jazz chops with danceable grooves, and became an influence on Elvis Presley.
Recorded at Sam Phillips’ Sun Studios, ‘Rocket 88’ was credited to Jackie Brenston And His Delta Cats, but was actually the work of Ike Turner.
Fuller and his group's version of 'I Fought The Law' is a classic rock 'n' roll record, but always risks being upstaged by the macabre circumstances of his death.
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No. 1.
To celebrate the unique brilliance of a rock’n’roll original, here's a collection of the best Chuck Berry songs that capture his unparalleled career.
A selection of pithy and poignant quotations from the career of a founding father of rock’n’roll.
On 16 October 1951, in Atlanta, young Richard Penniman made his first-ever recordings.
Rick had been developing a country-influenced sound for many years when an October 1971 concert brought him to a crossroads.
The Georgia Peach made a momentous announcement on 12 October 1957, when he declared that he was giving up rock ‘n’ roll and embracing God.