Chuck Berry is undoubtedly one of the fathers of rock and roll. The American musician was responsible for giving rock the rhythm that made it explode.
And of course, the great classic of his career and a true anthem of the genre is “Johnny B. Goode”. Repeatedly played on radios around the world and re-recorded by hundreds of bands, you’ve definitely heard the song many times.
But now you have the opportunity to listen to Chuck Berry’s amazing isolated guitar track.
Hear Chuck Berry isolated guitar on “Johnny B. Goode”:
With songs such as “Maybellene” (1955), “Roll Over Beethoven” (1956), “Rock and Roll Music” (1957) and “Johnny B. Goode” (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues on key elements that made rock and roll different.
Writing lyrics focused on teenage life and consumerism, and developing a musical style that included guitar solos and performance, Berry became a major influence on subsequent rock music.
He was born in a middle-class African-American family in St. Louis, Missouri. Berry had an interest in music from an early age and gave his first public performance at Sumner High School. While still a high school student he was convicted of armed robbery and was sent to a reformatory, where he was held from 1944 to 1947.