Chuck

16 April 1956, Chuck Berry recorded “Roll Over Beethoven” which was released by Chess Records the following month. It is said that Berry wrote the song in response to his sister Lucy always using the family piano to play classical music when Berry wanted to play pop music. The lyric “roll over Beethoven and tell […]

31 March 1958, Chuck Berry’s rock ‘n’ roll classic ‘Johnny B. Goode’ single was released. It entered the US charts six weeks later and peaked at No.8 on the chart. The song’s original lyrics referred to Johnny as a ‘colored boy’, but Berry later acknowledged that he changed it to ‘country boy’ to ensure radio […]

18 March 2017, Chuck Berry died aged 90. The American guitarist, singer and songwriter was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as ‘Maybellene’ (1955), ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ (1956), ‘Rock and Roll Music’ (1957) and ‘Johnny B. Goode’ (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements […]

1 Feb 1972, Chuck Berry had his first UK No.1 single with a live recording of a song he’d been playing live for over 20 years ‘My Ding-a-Ling’. UK public morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse attempted to have the song banned due to its innuendo-laden lyrics. The Average White Band members guitarist Onnie McIntyre and drummer […]

TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH: EDDIE VAN HALEN Is As Important To Rock And Roll As CHUCK BERRY And JIMI HENDRIX https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/twisted-sisters-jay-jay-french-eddie-van-halen-is-as-important-to-rock-and-roll-as-chuck-berry-and-jimi-hendrix/ TWISTED SISTER’s JAY JAY FRENCH: EDDIE VAN HALEN Is As Important To Rock And Roll As CHUCK BERRY And JIMI HENDRIX Read the full article at Blabbermouth! https://www.facebook.com/233748106643860/posts/3880220705329897

18 Oct 1926, born on this day, Chuck Berry singer, songwriter and guitarist. Berry was one of the pioneers of rock and roll music, who helped developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive; his lyrics focusing on teen life and consumerism plus his own brand of… More Chuck […]

QUIET RIOT Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Taps TESLA, Ex-DREAM THEATER Members For Reimagined Version Of ‘The Weight Of Silence’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/quiet-riot-bassist-chuck-wright-taps-tesla-ex-dream-theater-members-for-reimagined-version-of-the-weight-of-silence/ QUIET RIOT Bassist CHUCK WRIGHT Taps TESLA, Ex-DREAM THEATER Members For Reimagined Version Of ‘The Weight Of Silence’ Chuck Wright, longtime member and bassist for QUIET RIOT, as well as MONTROSE, ALICE COOPER, HOUSE OF LORDS, […]

WILL CARROLL Addresses CHUCK BILLY’s Comment That He ‘Should Have Said Something’ If He Thought He Had Contracted COVID-19 https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/will-carroll-addresses-chuck-billys-comment-that-he-should-have-said-something-if-he-thought-he-had-contracted-covid-19/ WILL CARROLL Addresses CHUCK BILLY’s Comment That He ‘Should Have Said Something’ If He Thought He Had Contracted COVID-19 Will Carroll says that he is "cool" with Chuck Billy, two months after the TESTAMENT singer […]

Watch LAMB OF GOD’s Visualizer For New Song ‘Routes’ Feat. TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/watch-lamb-of-gods-visualizer-for-new-song-routes-feat-testaments-chuck-billy/ Watch LAMB OF GOD’s Visualizer For New Song ‘Routes’ Feat. TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY A visualizer for "Routes", a new song from Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD, can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by TESTAMENT vocalist […]

TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY: ‘I Don’t Think The World Was Ready’ For The Coronavirus Pandemic https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/testaments-chuck-billy-i-dont-think-the-world-was-ready-for-the-coronavirus-pandemic/ TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY: ‘I Don’t Think The World Was Ready’ For The Coronavirus Pandemic TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy, who was one of the first metal musicians to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, spoke to […]


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