Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Lewis

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of Rock And Roll music. Jerry Lee Lewis (born September 29, 1935) is an American Rock And Roll and country music singer-songwriter and pianist. 5.0/5

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“[My mama] said, ‘You and Elvis are pretty good, but you’re no Chuck Berry.'”. — Jerry Lee Lewis
Dig this: It's 2017 and both Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis are still alive.
True, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis are still alive if not exactly well.
Brian Fallon following is like Chuck Berry following Jerry Lee Lewis after he set the piano on fire.
Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Chuck Berry all on the same bill? Very impressive.
Despite 2016's disheartening losses, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis & Chubby Checker are all still with us! :) :)
Orignal Rock legends like Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Fats Domino - guys who essentially created the Rock And Roll...
Jerry Lee Lewis working with Chuck Berry in a dance-pop style, produced by Lee Scratch Perry
Amazed how many first-wave rockers are still around. Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis: Alive, alive, alive alive.
Watched a 1972 live rock concert on TV, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley all had it.
Listening to Carol / Little Queenie (Live Version) by Chuck Berry, on the album: London Rock & Roll Show: Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, …
Some genius should promote a bare-knuckle grudge match between Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Lewis while it's still possible. Settl…
oh nevermind, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis are still going
Jerry Lee Lewis's mother told him,. "You and are pretty good,. but you're no Chuck Berry."
Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and the Beauty on Duty Little Richard (Fats Domino is also there but…
Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard & Fats Domino in the one room - wow! .
So that's Ben E. King, BB King & Errol Brown all gone in the same few weeks. Jerry Lee Lewis & Chuck Berry must be saying "Seriously!".
One of the three greats of early America Rock And Roll: Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis.
LIVE! Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bruce Springsteen at the University of Maryland - Ghosts of DC
Rock And Roll Revival, Toronto show in 1969 with John Lennon, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
Today in Rock September First Featured Artist Pearl Jam Pearl Jam Like the concert? Download it. Pearl Jam begin selling digital downloads of their North American concerts online. The "digital bootlegs" are on the band's official site just hours after each performance. Before rolling through Canada, the group plays The Gorge in George, WA, about 130 miles east of Seattle. 2005 1950's Jerry Lee Lewis enrolls at Southwestern Bible Institute in Waxahatchie, TX. He is expelled three months later. 1950 Jerry Lee arrives at Sun Records in Memphis. Unfortunately, Sun owner Sam Phillips is on vacation. So Lewis cuts some demos. He gets a callback two months later. 1956 Elvis Presley buys his mama a Pink Caddie. It’s the first of many Cadillacs Elvis gives away. 1956 The Biggest Show of Stars for 1957 features Buddy Holly & The Crickets, Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers. 1957 1960's Boz Scaggs hooks up again with Steve Miller (they were college bandmates). The vocalist/guitarist replaces James Cooke and is .. ...
That kind of thing goes back to early rock pioneers like Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis & Chuck Berry.
Rock Music History: 1958 Jerry Lee Lewis tours with Chuck Berry and others, lighting his piano on fire for song Great Balls of Fire
June 7, 1993…In Cleveland, the groundbreaking ceremony was held for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Chuck Berry, Sam Phillips, Pete Townshend, and Billy Joel were among those present at the ceremony. The historical day finished with a benefit concert at Cleveland Municipal Stadium. The line-up for the event consisted of legendary artist such as Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, Al Green, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, Johnny Cash, the Pretenders, John Fogerty, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, George Clinton, the Kinks, John Mellencamp, Bruce Springsteen, Booker T. and the MGs, Eric Burdon and Martha Reeves.
THROW BACK THURSDAY: Back in 1958, I had a very popular radio show called "The Platter Party" on KOFA The Sporty 1240 in Yuma, Arizona. My show was on Monday through Friday from 6- 9 PM. I was the only DJ on the station that was playing contemporary Rock And Roll. Bob Smith, the DJ in the middle, was on in the morning (not sure what he played), and Denny Gallagher, the DJ on the right played standards from the 40's and early 50's. I would go to the Post Office every day to get stacks of promos records from the record companies with BRAND NEW ARTISTS like Elvis Presley (did he ever make it big?), Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, etc, etc, etc. It was a blast. My Mother and I were living with my Uncle and his family. At that time he drove a black and green 1957 Chevy that he would let me drive on the weekends. 50's radio and a 57 Chevy. Doesn't get any better than that. I would have posted a picture of the Chevy, but I could find one with that color combo..
The Flying Saucers will be playing at the Blakeney Concert Series (corner of Rea and Ardrey Kell) this Friday and Saturday 7-10pm for another great night of rock-n-roll oldies. Free Show. Plenty of all your favorites including Elvis, Cash, Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Patsy Cline, Temptations, and more. Bring a lawn chair, pack a picnic basket, and bring your friends and family. .Check out our website at
Art Laboe Memories of El Monte "The El Monte Legion could hold up to 3,000 people. Art would put on a show every other week for three years. Some of the acts to appear at the El Monte Legion Stadium were, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackie Wilson, Ritchie Valens, Chuck Berry, Jackie Wilson and Ray Charles"….
How Recording Studios Work Legendary recording artist Elvis Presley recorded in Memphis' Sun Studios. Phantom City Studio Orlando Florida recording studios. In 1953, a skinny 18-year-old with slicked-back hair walked into Memphis Recording Service. He wanted to make a personal recording and was looking for owner Sam Phillips. Since Phillips wasn't in, the teen talked to secretary Marion Kiesker. When she asked what style of music he played, he responded, "I don't sound like nobody." Although few people ever heard that first $4 recording, Elvis Presley turned his personal style into worldwide fame with the help of Sam Phillips and that recording studio, which became the legendary Sun Studio. The studio was also home to Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and B.B. King [source: Rockabilly Hall of Fame]. Sun Studio may be what comes to mind when you think of recording studios, or the Beatles' Abbey Road in London -- or maybe even Chess Records in Chicago where artists such as Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, ...
Papa and Nana are watching .Cadillac Records.Chuck Berry, Etta James, Jerry Lee Lewis, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones.etc
Here are current pictures of three giants in the music field- left to right Chuck Berry, B .B .King and Jerry Lee Lewis taken in 2013. Believe it or not, all three of these men are still preforming today!
Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ronnie Hawkins, Larry Williams, KISS & more, Fridays Riot show uploaded to my website
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Alright,showing my age,just watched a blistering joint concert from 1972 at Wembley stadium on Sky Arts 1 featuring Jerry Lee Lewis,Bill Haley,Little Richard and Chuck Berry...such power,energy and talent-wow!
Nice! They wouldn't B there if not for the rock & roll pioneers: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Pat Boone, Fats Domino
Today in R&R History: 1958-Alan Freed's Big Beat Show kicks off with Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Danny & the Jrs, and more.
March 28th: On this Day 1958, Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell and Ed Townsend. On most days the acts played two shows. 1964, Madame Tussauds, London unveiled the wax works images of The Beatles, the first pop stars to be honoured. 1964, Radio Caroline started broadcasting from the former Danish ferry 'Fredericia' in the North Sea off the coast of England. 1967, Working on sessions for the new Beatles album Sgt Pepper at Abbey Road Studios in London, John Lennon recorded his lead vocal for ‘Good Morning Good Morning’, and Paul Mccartney added a lead guitar solo to the track. Lennon had decided he wanted to end the song with animal sound effects, and asked that they be sequenced in such a way that each success ...
This is a fair and clever summary of what happened between 1949 and 1954, when black and white musical traditions cross-educated each other, and then disc jockey Alan Freed popularized the phrase "Rock And Roll," which was black slang for having sex.   Now along comes Rolling Stone magazine, huckstering a commercial myth to sell magazines, get advertising, and make a buck. Along the way, they falsify and simplify the history of America's music.   The current issue, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the creation of rock 'n' roll and is stuffed with advertisements, declares that Elvis Presley invented the music. This is revisionist history as a marketing gimmick.   No one person started rock 'n' roll. It was a black and white alloy of Fats Domino, Lloyd Price, Ike Turner, Hank Williams, Joe Turner, Louis Jordan, Ray Charles, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Buddy Holly - and Elvis Presley.   Presley himself never claimed to have invented rock 'n' roll. He always talked ab ...
Let's take a second to thank icons like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley for paving the way to modern day Rock And Roll
Just finished watching Chuck Berry being documented. Telling his story as he revisits people & places of his past & present leading up to headlining a live concert with Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Etta James, Robert Craig, Julian Lennon, etc, that has left me breathless. Not to mention all the notables being interviewed over their own run-ins with him. They were as frank as he had to be. Bo Diddley, Little Richard, telling it like it is with payola, white folks, greed, sex. Jerry Lee Lewis having his say. The brawls between them. The docudrama was not pretty. As edgy as the blues. Fast as rock & roll. The real & true story behind it all. At times down right embarrassing. But a testament to a man who did not seem to lose his cool over it all. Even when he hit bottom & the bottom fell out. He in fact rose above it like a Phoenix from the ashes of his BLACK FEET to display a finesse, a charming affability, a confidence, a magnetic & shimmering glow about him I have only been able to personally see in one o ...
Today's Rant: The Beatles, The question that no panel of talking heads are asking is why? Up to that point in pop music history English acts had very little, if any success, in America. At the same time, American acts such as R&B legends as Robert Johnson, Howlin Wolf, and Muddy Waters were being worshipped by the likes of Lennon, McCartney, Jagger and Clapton. So why would these lads from Liverpool take the world by storm and particularly American teenagers like me? The short answer is "Rockabilly" music. Almost all early rockers were from the Southern United States, Buddy Holly and Roy Orbison were from Texas, so other than the acts out of Philly and the East Coast, the founders of early Rock n roll such as Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis were very much from the south, and most from the deep south. You can add Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash to that list. The "hillbilly" influence in early rock was very hard to listen to, if you were from Chicago or Detroit, it just sounded stupid an ...
On behalf of the human race, thank you & Godbless you John Paul George & Ringo for your unprecedented gift of such powerfully enriching musical adventure that continues to bring immeasurable quality of life to real heart & Soul Music lovers everywhere. And thank you Chuck Berry, Bo Diddly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Fats Domino and all the Motown gods & mighty Funkbrothers for inventing this music and inspiring the Beatles and the entire British invasion. Let it be known that there simply wouldn't be the power of such soulful all American Rock-N-Roll without you guys. Happy 50th to all. I have throttled the magical R&B&R&R musical beast with you nonstop since 1953 myself and the beast roars on. Godspeed Beatles & all. Godspeed. -Ted Nugent
COURTESY OF DON PETERSON Sister Rosetta Tharpe with Duke Ellington (at piano) and Cab Calloway (r.) and trumpeter Hot Lips Page looking over the Duke’s shoulder in 1939. The American Masters’ documentary chronicles the accomplishments of the “Godmother of Rock & Roll." BROADCAST WNET - Channel 13 Documentary: "Sister Rosetta Tharpe: The Godmother of Rock & Roll," the American Masters season opener that celebrates the rich history of the African-American gospel singer and guitar virtuoso who has been described as one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Her work inspired Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and others. Date/Time: Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. EZRA SHAW/GETTY IMAGES HBO’s documentary goes on stage and behind the scenes with superstar Beyonce. HBO Documentary: "Beyoncé: A Documentary Special." The feature-length HBO film, directed by the superstar, features a look at her childhood in Houston, behind-the-scene peeks and dynamic live performances. "HBO has ...
Today In Entertainment History - 1931: Abbey Road recording studios open in London's pricey St. John's Wood. 1955: Billboard begins its "Top 100" chart, with the first Number One listed as "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing" by the Four Aces. The magazine wouldn't resolve all its pop charts into one until 1959. * Hill Valley, CA native Marty Mcfly travels back to this date from 1985 to make sure his parents get together; while in 1955, he plays "Johnny B. Goode" at a local sock hop, inspiring Chuck Berry's "new sound." (Not really). * Les Paul and Mary Ford hit with "Magic Melody". 1957: The Rock And Roll movie Jamboree premieres in Hollywood, featuring performances from Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, Frankie Avalon, Connie Francis, Buddy Knox, and Slim Whitman. Perkins rejects a song called "Great Balls of Fire" that Jerry Lee has already recorded, and Lewis' version, released along with the film, becomes a hit. Perkins instead opts to sing a song called "Glad All Over" in the film, which goes ...
Now that I no longer do Society and Culture, I have added a whole bunch of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bill Haley to spotify
This week's Song From The Box Out The Back: Our song from the Box this morning is called Little Star by the Elegants. The Elegants is an American doo *** vocal group, that was started in 1958 by Vito Picone, Arthur Venosa, Frank Tardogno, Carmen Romano and James Mochella in South Beach, Staten Island, New York. Before their nursery rhyme inspired song, "Little Star", became a Number One hit, the band usually performed informally Under The Boardwalk by their homes. "Little Star" was the only million seller for the group, and was written by Venosa and Picone. It spent 19 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100, earning gold disc status. The song reached number 25 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1958. After "Little Star" dominated the radio, the band, still in their teens, toured with artists such as Buddy Holly, Dion and the Belmonts, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. However, none of their subsequent singles reached the charts at all making them a prime example of one-hit wonders.
Little Richard ,Chuck Berry ,& Jerry Lee Lewis & their music do liven up our lives ! All right the 20th has its good points !
don't forget Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent all the way back to Muddy Waters ;)
in defense of the decade: Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Fats Domino
Being a rock TA is pretty stellar. I got to spend my morning blasting Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis.
"Chuck Berry is the Hank Williams of rock n roll" - Jerry Lee Lewis
Fun night at Sebastiani's. Strange crowd at times. Most of the time people just enjoyed the music. Other times certain groups felt the need to come up say, "Can't you guys play something that we could actually dance to? You know like Chuck Berry or Jerry Lee Lewis?" We even had a request for Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. *** The band got a little pissy and started causing trouble. Some guy who looked liked like Wilfred Brimley started singing during our songs with four or five geriatric pelvic thrusters prompting Jed to say in the middle of "Burning Sea", "it is like Cocoon out there." Thing went too far when they started demanding "Great Balls of Fire". Trent was too irritated to talk so Jimmy jumped in to explain.very loudly. for the 100th time that WE ARE AN ORIGINAL ROCK BAND. One of the elderly ladies tried to make her point by pinching Jimmy's cheek. Jimmy crotch punched her. After that, the crowd fell in line and the rest of the show was a blast. Needless to say, Ji ...
Still like that Old Time Rock And Roll? Join us tonight at Medicine Park Music Hall for Johnny Rogers and his tribute to Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Roy Orbison, Chuck Berry, Billy Joel, Allman Brothers and more. Show is 8pm, seating is tables and chairs, casual, fun atmoshphere. Tickets $20 at the door. They have a bar, and a little area where you can even dance if you want. Come join the fun! Exit off I-44 North of Lawton, (at Love's) go West a few miles, watch for the Med. Park signs.
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS FLASH Come to Amigos tonight for some great entertainment! Boquete's newest band, "The Boqats" (pronounced Bo Cats), will be hosting the open mic night at Amigos tonight, Thursday, June 20 starting at 7pm. All musicians who would like to show off their talents should come and enjoy a night of musician comradery. The Boqats will be starting off the night with the sounds of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Wilson Pickett, The Blues Brothers and many more great artists of the past. The lineup for this new band consists of newcomer Skip Blythe from South Carolina on guitar and vocals, Gary Whiting from Virginia on bass and vocals, Billy Squeeze from Washington on keyboards, harmonica and vocals. Musicians who would like to play can come up and join the fun. This is sure to be a very enjoyable evening for all musicians and the audience as well. See you tonight at 7pm at Amigos. It’s where all your friends are…at Amigos! Amigos Productions & “Th ...
Tandy Gonce, Trevor Rogers As you know ... I grew up in Corpus Christi Texas, a lovely town in the tip of south Texas on the gulf coast. Life was easy back then. I have always been very interested in music. Somehow from an early age (five or six), I started listening to popular music on the radio. I loved the songs from the 1930 and 1940s (The Great American Songbook Era), and still love new jazz versions of these great tunes. The big band era was before my-time, but I loved the sound. In addition, I liked country and western music. Recently, I was saddened to hear that George Jones died. I loved his music. I loved rhythm and blues back when B.B. King was hollering (I still love BB). I loved Big Joe Turner though my junior high years. A few years later, I loved Elvis, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and all the founders of Rock And Roll. And, Oh yea, the one and only Chuck Berry. And the one and only Ray Charles! When I go back and listen to many of the Ray Charles songs, I realize what huge influence h . ...
Well, I just finished watching Crosby, Stills and Nash concert in 2012 on AXS TV. I come to the conclusion that not all rockers from the 60s and 70s age well. Yes, the Stones, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and so many others aged well as the black Blues men. But there was something disturbing watching CS&N. The intro was "Carry On" and the first 12 chords were laborious, as if they were looking for something and they ended each chorus with an unpleasant half-note. Eventually they "carried on" and the song picked up with some of the energy of their "4 Way Street" album, but it never completely got to the level of energy and melodies of the original version, studio and live. "Long Time Gone" from Crosby was also laborious and sadly felt outdated. The whole concert was a reprise of their early catalogue but then it became weird. A "Guinevere" that lasted 18 minutes or so became unbearable after 4 minutes. Same with "Our House", a 15 minutes version that just went on and on and on...Steven Stills looks weird w ...
ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC JUNE 7th (Don't forget to "LIKE" AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION to get your daily posts of daily history) 1958: Jerry Lee Lewis starred in the movie High School Confidential. 1963: The Rolling Stones released their debut single, Come On. Recorded the previous month, the track was originally written and released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The B-side was also a cover version, Willie Dixon’s I Want to Be Loved. The single reached No.21 in the UK chart. 1964: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas made their live debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1964: During their first U.S. tour, the Rolling Stones were booed off stage in San Antonio, Texas, and members of the Monkees, who were the opening act, had to be brought back on stage to perform. 1969: Blind Faith (Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech) gave a concert in Hyde Park in London in their British debut. 1964: During a world tour, The Beatles flew from Amsterdam to Hong Kong. When the plane stopped to refuel in Beirut, poli ...
Last year I posted Dave Bartholomew’s cover version, now here’s the original. Hard Times was the biggest hit from tenor saxophonist Noble "Thin Man" Watts & His Rhythm Sparks. In 1957 it climbed into the pop charts for 9 weeks, peaking at They even got to play it on *** Clark's American Bandstand. Watts was a hot honker in the ‘50s and early ‘60s, playing with a who’s who of R&B and early rock’n’roll; Tiny Bradshaw, Amos Milburn, Ruth Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, the list goes on and on.
Jerry Lee Lewis was so crazy, he lit Chuck Berry's piano on fire & backstage told him "Follow that *** "
"I once was at a concert where Chuck Berry, Johnny Guitar Watson and Jerry Lee Lewis were playing (in that order)."
Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, n the Big Bopper are some of my favorite oldies singers.
CM Punk's piledriver was like Jerry Lee Lewis lighting his piano on fire to outshine Chuck Berry. "Follow That."
I was born at the end of 1955. Out of a lack of anything better to do today I'm trying to come up with an ever shrinking list of celebrities who were household names then who are still alive today. So far I have Sidney Poitier, Mickey Rooney, Doris Day, Lauren Bacall, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sid Caesar and Carl Reiner. Anyone have any more names to add?
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Audiobook for the night: Soul Music. Had Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis stuck in my head all day, lol.
What would become one of the most famous tours in music history took place in the middle of winter of 1959 in the Midwest. I have been fascinated with this story for as long I can remember, and want to retell it as best I know how on the anniversary of the day the music died. A lot of things happened in 1959 that are of interest in music history. Elvis joined the army. Jerry Lee Lewis got in trouble for marrying his 13 year old cousin. Chuck Berry would begin a prison sentence. Twenty -two year old Buddy Holley's career had hit a dry spell. Because he had been swindled out of his royalties by his manager, Buddy was broke. At only 17, Ritchie Valens was just beginning his career. Jiles Perry "The Big Bopper" Richardson had been a radio DJ. In early 1959, he had only charted one big hit--we all know it--"Chantilly Lace". The fateful tour started on January 23, 1959, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There was a show in a different city every single day. Buddy, Ritchie and the Big Bopper performed along with Dion a . ...
I've heard a story about Jerry Lee Lewis & Chuck Berry nailing SJH into a coffin at one gig (could well be apocrypha).
Listening to some good ole soulful Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Fats Domino, Sam Cooke, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Jackie the heck happened to real music like this? Today's music has it all wrong!
I'm dumbfounded that Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard and Chuck Berry are all still alive.
The 1950s - The Beginnings of Rock 'n Roll The 1950s were a decade full of changes. World War II was over, and soldiers returned home and started families, beginning the baby boom. People could afford goods not available during wartime, including homes, and the increase in affordable, single-family homes created suburbia. Segregation was still a reality, but it was beginning to change and integration was becoming a more accepted idea. Televisions were becoming the center of American living rooms, and so began the television's influence on popular culture. Rock 'n Roll In this time of change, a new form of music was gaining popularity within the youth culture of the 50s. Rock 'n Roll, which was born out of a mixing of blues, gospel, and country, was breaking the conservative mold of the time. Rockers like Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Bill Haley, and Buddy Holly became stars and laid the foundation for much of the music we listen to today. * Iskra
Happy Birthday to one of the founders of Rock n Roll, Little Richard, who turns 80 today. Little Richard would definitely be on our Mt Rushmore of RnR legends along with Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Elvis and.(?) Jerry Lee Lewis? Johnny Cash? Who would be on yours?
Doing HW with Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, and Chuck Berry all day. No complaints.
Lol along with Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Tho' he did marry her seven years later!
we're going ALL the way back to the 50s on Bill Haley - Rock Around The Clock,Jerry Lee Lewis & Chuck Berry next.
Let's have some fun. if you could put together a band who would be in it? Here's mine. Willie Nelson, Jimmy Page vocals and arrangements Keith Richards, Mark Knopler, Chuck Berry on guitar Victor Wooten bass Terry Bozzio Drums Jerry Lee Lewis keyboard What do you think they would come up with?
Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis star as themselves in this flick about the story of Alan Freed, the legendary DJ who fought for Rock And Roll. Jay Leno and o...
Ben Waters + support : Jaz Delorean Thursday, 15th November Show will start at 8.00 Ticket cost: £12.00 For tickets click here: Waters is one of world's leading Boogie Woogie/Rock N Roll Piano players. Although only 35 he has entertained in Festivals, Theatres, and clubs for over 20 years, with over 3000 gigs under his belt. Together with his band he has toured the UK , Europe , Scandinavia , Canada , USA , the Middle East , Japan , Australia , and the West Indies . Ben’s energetic piano driven rock n roll shows have to be seen to be believed Ben Waters has a no nonsense approach to playing gigs. This is hard hitting music at its best. Combining the music of his heroes (Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis Amos Milburn etc) with cutting edge original material. Ben Waters has shared the stage with some of the top names in the business, including Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jools Holland, Ray Davies, Dave Gilmore, Dave Stewart, Shakin Stevens, Status Quo, The Beach Boys, The Pogues, Leo Sayer, The Teenagers, C ...
that's a really old Jerry Lee Lewis song that's been done by Chuck Berry + Ron Woods band, The Rolling Stones. Classic.
I'd love to meet Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry..the last surviving ORIGINAL Rockers
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- Hey Harris. "Whole Lotta Shaking" was Jerry Lee Lewis, not Chuck Berry. I know, it's what's on the teleprompter. ;)
There should be a Mount Rushmore equivalent for Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis.
A great Chuck Berry tune from the past by Jerry Lee. Chuck Berry turned 86 a couple of days ago and played the Duck room at Blueberry Hill. Anybody the ol' days and Chuck Berry's farm out in Wentzville?
Ya know.I freakin love ROCK 'N ROLL!! I cannot imagine life without it.Otherwise my life would not 'Rock' like it does now.Thank ya to thee early 60's-70's Rockers "Elvis Presley, The Doors, Jerry Lee Lewis, Led Zeppelin, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Jimmy Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Aerosmith, Motorhead, Grateful Dead, Def Leppard, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ratt, Peter Frampton, Scorpions, Quiet Riot, Accept, Chuck Berry, Nazareth, Dokken, Neil Young, Alice Cooper, Saxon, Anvil, & Van Halen (to name a few)" for bringing us thee best music ever!! All ur music will live on cuz we still rock 'em today!! \,,/ Cuz ROCK 'N ROLL & METAL will never die.Btw, Happy Freaky Friday y'all and rock out ur day & wknd!! Enjoy!! ;0)
This Day in Rock... 1951 – Johnny Ramone – the Ramones’ famed one-chord guitarist – is born in Long Island, N.Y. His real name is John Cummings. 1957 – Jerry Lee Lewis cuts “Great Balls of Fire” after a lengthy dispute with his producer over whether he was supposed to be playing the devil’s music. 1962 – The young Beatles record a session at Liverpool, England’s EMI Studios to be played on Radio Luxembourg’s Friday Spectacular program. 1964 – Ringo Starr successfully passes his driving test on the same day the Beatles have their first recording session for “I Feel Fine.” 1968 – “Mama” Cass Elliot plays her first solo gig at Las VegasCaesars Palace. 1968 – The Beatles work on recording “The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill,” and Yoko Ono cuts the first female “lead vocal” on a Beatles song. 1977 – Jimmy Page plays down rumors of a Led Zeppelin split at the band’s Swan Song offices. 1987 – Chuck Berry receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame the sa ...
And there's a song where the only lyric is 'FOOD FIGHT!' and the music is Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry having a fight
(I was almost not going to Post this,since I hate Award Ceremonies and Hall Of Fame talk about who should be in or not,I found these Nominations more interesting and perhaps to my liking.good to see 3 Heavy Metal acts on here if you include Heart,I do,and they were on That Metal Show last week.most people don't know Kraftwerk started out Prog Rock,and I'm delighted to see them on this List.its nice to see Procul Harum up here,along with Paul Butterfield.I'm surprised The Meters never made it here sooner though.I don't care for Rap artists being on here despite that I know Rock And Roll is all Encompassing to all Genres.but Rock And Roll to me and most Historians is Little Richard,Elvis,Chuck Berry,Jerry Lee Lewis,you get the point.maybe I wouldn't be so bitter had Ghetto Clown Grandmaster Flash wasn't so rude at 2006's Hall Of Fame to people seeking Photos grateful to be a part of history.obtained a pic with him by chance last year though by chance.not friendly,but posed.I'm a massive Public Enemy ...
I wish I was alive in the 50's, it looked so cool back then. I mean, imagine been at a Elvis, Chuck Berry or Jerry Lee Lewis show? :)
...I listen to is played by Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins you know. The classics!
I am almost 68 years old and for me, rock music is Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Alvin Lee.
Why cant we have more musicians like Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis??
Whiskey Howl, Bo Diddley, Chicago, Junior Walker and the All Stars, Tony Joe White, Alice Cooper, Chuck Berry, Cat Mother and the All Night News Boys, Jerry Lee Lewis, Gene Vincent, Little Richard, Doug Kershaw, The Doors and John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band. September 13, 1969 A great concert and then off to the Bod Pod in Yorkville afterwards. Was it Satan's Choice or the Vagabonds that escorted Jim Morrison to the stage?
Ever think of something ironic? How many rock stars have died over the years, how is it that pioneers like Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino and Chuck Berry are still alive?
Wow! dug out my old minidisk player. That was relevant for what, like a few months? lol! Norman Greenbaum, Animals, Kinks, Lovin Spoonful, Don Mclean, Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Edwin Starr, Jerry Lee Lewis, oh man. I am rediscovering real music. The Good Stuff :)
A year or so ago I saw Chuck Berry perform in a club in Washington , DC. He played magnificently for over an hour. That evening all the bad memories of unrehearsed backing bands, medleys and ‘My Ding-A-Ling’ were eradicated. A similar thing happened in Memphis on September 28th with Jerry Lee Lewis ...
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I once hung out backstage with Jerry Lee Lewis, Ike Turner, Little Richard, and Chuck Berry!!!
"Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll is a 1987 documentary film directed by Taylor Hackford that chronicles two 1986 concerts celebrating Rock And Roll musician Chuck Berry's 60th birthday. A soundtrack album was released in October 1987 on the MCA label. The two concerts were held on October 16, 1986, at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis; among the artists performing with Berry were Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Etta James, Johnnie Johnson, Steve Jordan, Bobby Keys, Julian Lennon, Keith Richards, Linda Ronstadt and Joey Spampinato. Along with concert footage, the film also features scenes from the rehearsals for the shows, interviews with Berry and members of his family, and "talking-head"-type appearances from a number of musicians, including Bo Diddley, The Everly Brothers, John Lennon (archival footage), Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, Little Richard and Bruce Springsteen."
Whatever Oasis did - and they did it very well - it was not rock'n'roll. The real thing sounds like Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry.
"My momma always said, You and Elvis are good but you ain't no Chuck Berry." - Jerry Lee Lewis
Johnny Dee's Rocket 88s are on stage... Already heard hits from Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis!
KISS could be played between Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis
sorry not!! Two of the originators Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis are still with us!!
Yep, the Jerry Lee Lewis / Chuck Berry story needs writing - it would pack out theatres, just as did...
Bring it on I can handle all the sunshine you can throw... chuck Berry ..Jerry Lee Lewis ...the king ... is the sound track at the shop today ... come on down and do the twist jonny be good... :-) . let the good times roll...
Tonight is the perfect dinner show to bring your parents and/or your kids to. Its 1950s Rock & Roll performed by my band at Northwoods Restaurant and Bar in St. John, IN. The show is 6pm to 8pm. Music from Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Fats Domino, plus more! Hope you can make it!
Joe Strummer has played it. Little Richard too. Oh yeah and Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis. Wanda Jackson!!! So...
A clip from Great Balls of Fire! Jerry Lee shows Chuck Berry how it's done. One of my favorite movies about one of my favorite artist!
Maybe not one of his best...yet a great talent who is no more pervy than Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Bartok
Next was afternoon drive on 101.7. It was a great run here. It was during this time I met some legends, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis.
The king of rock 'n' roll, Chuck Berry performs "Johnny B. Goode" at the Second Chance club in Ann Arbor, Michigan on January 12, 1981
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Many attribute Bill Haley and The Comets with the birth of Rock And Roll. Though Bill Haley did help make it popular, he was preceded by others. In particular was Sister Rosetta Tharpe, an African American Gospel singer who was willing to cross the lines between Gospel and Jazz. Her recording of "Strange Things Happening Every Day" recorded in 1944, is considered by many to be the first Rock And Roll record. Performers like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin have named her as major influences in their music. Johnny Cash once said that Rosetta Tharpe was his favorite singer when he was growing up. To quote Chuck Berry, "Hail, Hail Rock And Roll".
Tom Jones's top 5 greatest voices of all time: Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis, Fats Domino, Chuck Berry & Gene Vincent
it isn't all Chuck Berry. Jerry Lee Lewis, No Diddley, Sam Cooke & Little Richard have all been played
*** Clark hosted American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987. Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry & Jerry Lee Lewis all got Nat'l exposure there.
Sad to hear about the passing of *** Clark today. He was such a perpetual teenager to me and was always tuned in to what was musically on the cutting edge. The old black and white recordings from the old studio in West Philly is always fun to see. Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, and many more got their exposure on TV because of American Bandstand. I'm glad I spent some time watching him this past New Year's Eve.
Thank You, Howlin' Sandy! The show was credited with introducing numerous artists to national audiences, including Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly and Chubby Checker. Shortly after taking over, Clark also ended the show's all-white policy, and introduced numerous black artists, such as Chuck Berry. However, Clark did not include the Beatles on his show when they came to America, thinking they would not become a significant group.[8] During the late 1950s and 1960s, Clark produced and hosted a series of concert tours around the success of "American Bandstand," which by 1959 had a national audience of 20 million.[8] The shows were among the first venues where blacks and whites performed on the same stage, and eventually the seating was likewise desegregated.[9] (Wkipedia excerpt)
"American Bandstand's" formula was simple. Clean-cut boys and girls danced to the hottest hits and the newest singles. In between, Clark chatted with the teens, who helped "rate-a-record," turning songs into sensations. Everyone showed up on "American Bandstand," from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry to Chubby Checker.
Real Rock And Roll will always be Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis.
Back then, I, most rockers loved Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis... you know in the '60s.
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