Chuck Berry himself would be the first to admit he didn’t invent
rock ’n’ roll, but he came to define it in a series of iconic
singles made between 1955 and 1959.
Mr. Berry wrote almost all his hits himself, and he drew from the
music he loved — from the blues and boogie to country and
Calypso. The result was a hybrid sound that, in 1955, was just
beginning to be called “rock ’n’ roll.”
Here, an audio guide to just a few of his revolutionary songs:
what came before, and what came after. Listen to the sound of rock
’n’ roll being made.
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