THE CHUCK BERRY STORY - 6. EPISODE 6 (320kbs-m4a/62mb/27mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 26th 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.
This final edition recalls Berry's 70s career, which included the uncharacteristic novelty number one My Ding-a-Ling. Jack White from the White Stripes discusses Berry's legacy, with plus contributions from British guitarists Big Jim Sullivan and Jimmy Page as well as keyboard player Ian McLagan and Bruce Springsteen.
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2003.
Chuck Berry - London Berry Blues [Chess]
Chuck Berry - My Ding A Ling [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Rock And Roll Music [Music For Pleasure/EMI]
Michael Cox - Sweet Little Sixteen [EMI]
Chuck Berry - Jo Jo Gunne [Chess]
Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues [Sony Music/Columbia]
Bruce Springsteen - Nadine [Instant]
Chuck Berry - Little Queenie [Chess]
Chuck Berry - Rockin' At The Philharmonic [Chess]
Chuck Berry - You Never Can Tell [Castle]
Chuck Berry - Oh Yeah