The songs chosen for Rock 'N' Roll are all about John Lennon’s musical roots, dating from his pre-Beatles days
After a seven-year chart absence, the novelty song 'My Ding-A-Ling' finally gave Chuck a No. 1.
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.
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.
After the UK No. 1 of 'Three Steps To Heaven' came another posthumous single release.
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.'
An appreciation of the British TV producer, actor, producer and force of nature.
'Hats Off To Larry,' Del's brilliant follow-up to 'Runaway,' had us gripped from the very first lyric.
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.
In 1964, one rock 'n' roll original covered another, as Richard charted with 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.'
On 7 September 1968, Fats Domino's cover version of The Beatles' Lady Madonna became his last ever hit on the Billboard Hot 100.