Song of the Week #7 – Roll Over Beethoven (Chuck Berry)

Chuck Berry: 10/18/1926 – 3/18/2017.  If you have picked up a guitar since 1955, whether you are aware of it or not, you were influenced by this man.  When someone wants to know what rock & roll sounds like, just play this for them.  Part of rock & roll’s definition is Chuck Berry, and part of Chuck Berry‘s definition is rock & roll.  Music will miss you, Chuck.  Maybe in 100 years, you’ll be rolling over in your grave, digging some new sort of rhythm and blues the way Beethoven did. –Landman