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A Moment Of Chuck Berry’s Music
A Moment Of Chuck Berry’s MusicLOURDES GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:If you really want to feel Chuck Berry’s impact on music, just look to the stars – the rock stars who are remembering him.
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “ROLL OVER, BEETHOVEN”)CHUCK BERRY: (Singing) Roll over, Beethoven.
Bruce Springsteen called him the greatest pure rock and roll writer who ever lived.
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Image copyright AFP Image caption Is Chuck Berry’s only number one also his worst song?
“My ding-a-ling, my ding-a-ling, I want to play with my ding-a-ling.”
Chuck Berry had many hits, but this one, to the chagrin of some of his fans but apparently not Berry himself, was his only number one single in the United States and UK.
“I want you to play with my”, the women continued, “ding-a-ling”, the men finished.
The song was released as a single at about four minutes in length, and later appeared on the album The London Chuck Berry Sessions at a whopping 11 minutes.
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