Sweet Little Sixteen by Chuck BerryCharles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry was an American guitarist, singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. With songs such as Maybellene (1955), Roll Over Beethoven (1956), Rock and Roll Music (1957) and Johnny B. Goode (1958), Berry refined and developed rhythm and blues into the major elements that made rock and roll distinctive. Writing lyrics that focused on teen life and consumerism, and developing a music style that included guitar solos and showmanship, Berry was a major influence on subsequent rock music.
Berry was among the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on its opening in 1986; he was cited for having laid the groundwork for not only a rock and roll sound but a rock and roll stance. Berry is included in several of Rolling Stone magazines greatest of all time lists; he was ranked fifth on its 2004 list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fames 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll includes three of Berrys: Johnny B. Goode, Maybellene, and Rock and Roll Music. Berrys Johnny B. Goode is the only rock-and-roll song included on the Voyager Golden Record.
Check Berry was 90 years old at the time of his death.
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In mids America, out of the Deep South came a rhythm-driven fusion of blues, boogie woogie and vocal harmony played by young black pioneers. In Cold War mids America, as the new suburbia was spreading fast in a country driven by racial segregation, rock 'n' roll took the country by surprise. Out of the Deep South came a rhythm-driven fusion of blues, boogie woogie and vocal harmony played by young black pioneers like Fats Domino and Little Richard that seduced young white teens and, pre-civil rights, got black and white kids reeling and rocking together. This fledgling sound was nurtured by small independent labels and travelled up from the Mississippi corridor spawning new artists. In Memphis, Elvis began his career as a local singer with a country twang who rocked up a blues song and sounded so black he confused his white listeners.
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Chuck Berry first released the song as a single in January It was recorded at the Aeolian Hall, London, and first broadcast on 23 July. An earlier version, captured at the Star-Club in Hamburg in December , also exists on Beatles bootlegs. Sweet little sixteen She's just got to have About half a million Framed autographs Her wallet filled with pictures She gets them one by one Becomes so excited Watch her, look at her run. Sweet little sixteen She got the grown up blues Tight dresses and lipstick She's sporting high heel shoes Oh but tomorrow morning She'll have to change her trend Become sweet sixteen And back in class again. The vocals are unbelievable.
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His performance of it at that year's Newport Jazz Festival was included in the documentary film Jazz on a Summer's Day. It reached number two on the Billboard Hot , Berry's second-highest position ever on that chart surpassed only by his suggestive hit " My Ding-A-Ling ", which reached number one in The Beach Boys ' song " Surfin' U. It remained unreleased until Live at the BBC in His version was produced by Phil Spector , and was recorded between 17 October and 14 December Spector cut the tempo of the song and gave it the full Wall of Sound treatment, and Lennon turned in one of his most passionate vocal performances. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.