Count me among the many whose earliest experience with music was courtesy of Chuck Berry. I think it was “Roll Over Beethoven.” Perhaps it was my personal rebellion against the symphony performances that my parents dragged me to attend. I’ve come to enjoy the symphony in the years since but, at the time, the lyric […]
As Mikael Wood recently wrote in The Times, Chuck Berry all but invented rock ’n’ roll with songs such as “Roll Over Beethoven.” That is certainly noteworthy, but Berry was hardly the first to with rock with, or roll all over, Beethoven. A reasonable way to ponder classical music (and beyond) of...
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With songs like “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Johnny B. Goode,” Mr. Berry, who died on Saturday, created a sound and style that made him the genre’s first true superstar.
Finding the right opener to write about Chuck Berry is a daunting task: After all, among so much else, Berry crafted the greatest “lede” in the history of rock and roll. The furious flurry of twanging, snapping eighth-notes that opens Berry’s 1956 hit “Roll Over Beethoven”—and which reappears even more iconically atop 1958’s “Johnny B. Show More Summary
THE BBC LISTS CHUCK BERRY’S SEVEN GREATEST SONGS: OK, it’s the Beeb’s music reporter. But it’s a decent list. Here it is: Maybellene. Roll Over Beethoven. School Days (“American history and practical math”). Brown Eyed Handsome Man. You Can Never Tell (“They had a hi-fi phono, boy, did they let it blast, Seven hundred little […]
The following is a list of some of the greatest hits of rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry, who died at the age of 90. - 1955: "Maybellene", "Thirty Days" - 1956: "Roll Over Beethoven", "Too Much Monkey Business", "You Can't Catch Me" - 1957: "School Days", "Rock and Roll Music" - 1958: "Sweet Little Sixteen", "Carol", "Johnny B. Show More Summary
Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died after being found unresponsive Saturday. He was 90. Berry's seven-decade career boasted a string of hits, including classics like Roll Over Beethoven and Johnny B Goode. He received a lifetime achievement Grammy in 1984 and was among the first inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Show More Summary
His hits included 'Johnny B. Goode,' 'Roll Over Beethoven' and 'Maybellene.'
Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits "Maybellene," "Roll Over Beethoven," "Memphis," "My Ding-a-Ling" and "Sweet Little Sixteen," has died. He was 90. The singer/songwriter, whose classic "Johnny B. Goode" was chosen by Carl Sagan to be included on the golden record…
Billboard Magazine reports: Chuck Berry, the singer, songwriter and guitar great who practically defined rock music with his impeccably twangy hits “Maybellene,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Memphis,” “My Ding-a-Ling” and “Sweet Little Sixteen,” has died. Show More Summary
Berry was central to the development of rock and roll, with indelible hits like "Roll Over Beethoven," "Rock and Roll Music" and "Johnny B. Goode."
The early rock-and-roll star and his 1956 hit were a vital influence on the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
Rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry has died, police said Saturday. He was 90. Berry penned a great number of hits in the ‘50s and ‘60s like “Sweet Little Sixteen,” “Roll Over Beethoven” and “Rock and Roll Music” that influenced generations of rock groups, including The Beatles. Show More Summary
Just finished first six-episode installment of Roll Over Beethoven: A Rock Critic’s Guide to Classical, a podcast detailing classic rock’s conversation with the European elites. This first series aired alternate Thursdays on WBCA-FM, Boston Community Radio. Show More Summary
University of Washington researchers sound out a way to help computers think and even write like a composer. Roll over, Beethoven!
Ludwig van Beethoven in the '80s? His musical genius is so timeless it's no surprise that Ludwig V pops up in the '80s, so roll over Beethoven and explore today's curiosity Midnight Blue by Louise Tucker.
Arcade Fire have been moving along on their massive tour with almost every night providing a new surprise, the most recent being a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Roll Over Beethoven.” Now you can watch a short behind-the-scene documentary of the tour that Will Butler describes as being like a tightrope act “and the tightrope walker [...]
The Arcade Fire cover a classic jam from the godfather of rock and roll in his home city of St. Louis. Read more articles like "Listen: The Arcade Fire – “Roll Over Beethoven” (Chuck Berry cover)" on PMA - Pretty Much Amazing.
Arcade Fire, on their current tour, are starting to adapt the practice of playing locally significant covers in different towns (see: “Dust In The Wind” in Kansas City), and St. Louis is the home to rock and roll originator Chuck Berry. So it’s only right that the band played a Berry song — a honking, [...]