It’s only been two days since US rock ‘n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry died, and fans everywhere are remembering the legend who influenced generations of musicians – including in BC.
Berry, who died age 90 over the weekend, became famous among rebellious teenagers during the 1950s for his rock guitar riffs and fast, funny lyrics.
The icon is probably most famous for his 1958 hit Johnny B. Goode, which was later (or earlier, depending how you look at it) performed by Marty McFly in Back To The Future.
While Berry had many brushes with the law, convicted of armed robbery, tax evasion, drug possession and other charges – his legacy is as the man who was the sound of rock ‘n’ roll.
The legend famously loved to tour – but did you know that Berry came to Ladner to perform a free show here back in 1980, simply to open a new Chevy dealership?
Video of his performance, of course featuring Johnny B. Goode, is doing the rounds online and it’s worth a watch above if you want to witness Berry’s rollicking rock ‘n’ roll.
On the other hand, if you fancy going Back To The Future, you can watch Marty McFly perform the song with his fictional band Marvin Berry and the Starlighters below.