[On This Day] Chuck Berry

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[On This Day] Chuck Berry

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On This Day :

 

May 6, 1957 : Rock and Roll Music, song by American guitarist, singer, songwriter, Chuck Berry, was recorded at Chess Studios in Chicago.

 

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Fun facts 1 :

* In September 1957 the song reached #6 on Billboard magazine R&B Singles chart and #8 on the Billboard Top 100 chart.
* In October 1964 the song was recorded by The Beatles for their LP Beatles For Sale.

 

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Fun facts 2 :
* The lead vocal in the Beatles' version was performed by John Lennon.
* Contrasting with Berry's even-toned version, Lennon sang it as loudly and dynamically as his voice would permit.
* The Beatles version became as much popular as Berry's version.
* In 1976, The Beach Boys recorded they own version of the song.

 

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Fun facts 3 :
* The Beach Boys' version is notable for the use of backing vocals repeating the words "Rock, roll, rockin' and roll."
* Beach Boy's version reached #5 in US chart.

 

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