The episode on Berry follows an intimate look at Pope Francis.
On December 14, 1956, Richard's name finally made its first, and initially fleeting, appearance on the UK singles chart.
Rick and his Stone Canyon Band found new success with first the 'Garden Party' single, then the album of the same name.
After 'Runaway' and 'Hats Off To Larry,' the winter of 1961 brought Del a third UK hit with 'So Long Baby.'
The Crickets' version of 'Oh, Boy!' was one half of a definitive single of the era, backed by 'Not Fade Away.'
The 'Ricky Part 1' disc gave the teen idol a No.1 on the Billboard EP chart of November 25, 1957, before he had either a No.1 single or album.
The song was also the last of Jackson's three pop Top 40 successes, after 'Let's Have A Party' and 'Right or Wrong.'
'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.
‘Clear Lake’ tells the story of how Buddy Holly and his contemporaries birthed the sound of rock’n’roll, while changing the course of civil rights in America.
Another of Chuck's set texts of rock'n'roll was making its presence felt on November 18, 1957.
As a 19-year-old in 1957, Toussaint was asked to sound like the star he had grown up listening to.
In November 1957, the 'Ricky' set gave the teenage phenomenon his first US LP release.
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.