Monday, March 7, 2011

Chuck Berry is the King of Rock

I'm not sure about you... but I think Chuck Berry is the king of rock 'n' roll, not Elvis Presley.  From my non-theory, non-musician perspective, rock is the blues turned up a nodge, at least in it's origins.

I thought about Chuck Berry, because I actually thought about George Thorogood.  Riding around with my wife this weekend, the song, "No Particular Place to Go" came to mind.  I am most familiar with the the Thorogood version, but it dawned on me that Berry did it first.

Here's Berry playing the song... Is this not more rock than anything Elvis did? And of course there are much better Chuck Berry songs.

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