“JOHNNY B. GOODE”- CHUCK BERRY- RELEASED THIS DATE 1958

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On this day in 1958 the great Chuck Berry released what may be not only his greatest song ever but possibly the greatest rock’n’ roll song ever- “Johnny B. Goode.’ It would peak at #8 on the charts. The songs original lyrics referred to Johnny as a ‘colored boy’ but Berry changed it to ‘country boy’ to ensure that it would be played on the radio. Berry’s inspiration for the song was his piano player Johnnie Johnson.

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