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Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry fell ill and was escorted off a Chicago stage Saturday night.
January 2, 2011 Chuck Berry, a founding father of rock 'n' roll, collapsed at a concert in Chicago Saturday night. It's been a long time since Berry's seemed relevant to rock 'n' roll, but he helped define the sounds of the '50s, '60 and '70s.
Angus Young of AC/DC knows how to work up a sweat while playing. His endless energy, enthusiasm and affinity for shorts make him the Richard Simmons of the Guitar Hero workout.
April 15, 2010 We studied the performances of rock's guitar legends and compiled the best moves to build both your muscles and your godlike mystique. Keep a bottle of Jack on hand for hydration, drape some old silk scarves around a microphone stand to dab your sweaty brow, and move like you've seen a million faces and rocked them all.
March 28, 2008 Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n' roll is undeniable. Today at 81, Berry still is as relevant as ever before. Farai Chideya talks about the guitar god with Andy McKaie, who produced a new four CD box set Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode: His Complete '50s Chess Recordings.
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March 27, 2008 Ray Davies, former frontman for The Kinks, shares some of the songs that have inspired him over the years with All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen. Hear music from Ray Charles, Dizzy Gillespie, Chuck Berry and more, as well as selections from Ray Davies' latest solo album, Working Man's Cafe.
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May 16, 2007 Even a ubiquitous figure like Chuck Berry has neglected gems gathering spiderwebs in remote corners of his catalog. Blues helps fill in a bit of his legend, showing how he transferred devices used by generations of blues guitarists into the then-new rebellion of rock.
June 29, 2006 The editors of Paste magazine wondered: who are the best living songwriters around. They gathered a team of 50 musicians and writers and put together a list of the top 100. On this edition of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson, the arts editor for NPR News, Bill Wyman and songwriter Mary Gauthier. They discuss great songwriters, life-changing songs and the art and craft of songwriting.
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April 15, 2005 Rock 'n' roll piano pioneer Johnnie Johnson, the keyboard artist behind many rock classics, including "Johnnie B. Goode" and "Maybellene," died April 13 at his home in St. Louis. He was 80.
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February 16, 2003 The Library of Congress has preserved 50 recordings of what it considers the most memorable sounds in U.S. history. Essayist Alfred Lubrano says the National Recording Registry is a great thing, except for one item.
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Chuck Berry performing at the Birmingham Odeon in England.
July 2, 2000 At a mere two minutes and 18 seconds, Chuck Berry's 1955 hit "Maybellene" song embodied the sexual tensions of a generation or, as Berry's producer put it, "the big beat, the cars and young love; it was a trend and we jumped on it."
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