THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 3. EPISODE 3 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 20th April 2017
Chuck Berry, who died on 18th March 2017 aged 90, was a pioneering and highly influential singer, songwriter and guitarist. Known as the Shakespeare of rock 'n' roll, he was also one of its founding fathers. There's another chance to hear a 6-part series first broadcast in 2003, presented by Who vocalist and Berry fan, Roger Daltrey.
Part 3 recalls more of Berry's influences, including Nat King Cole's Calypso Blues, which inspired Berry's Havana Moon, which in turn inspired the rock'n'roll classic Louie Louie. Plus a look at Berry's touring with the likes of Fats Domino and Frankie Lymon and the appeal of his lyrics for teenagers. First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.
Nat King Cole - Calypso Blues [Capitol]
Chuck Berry - Havana Moon [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Drifting Heart [Chess]
Richard Berry & The Pharoahs - Louie Louie [Ace]
Chuck Berry - Wee Wee Hours [Ace]
Chuck Berry - Down Bound Train [Chess]
Elvis Presley - Maybelline [BGR]
Chuck Berry - Guitar Boogie [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Roll Over Beethoven [Telstar]
Chuck Berry - Brown Eyed Handsome Man [MCA]
Chuck Berry - Too Much Monkey Business [BMG]