“Johnny B. Goode”
Student Participation: Singing, Movement
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Learn fundamental concepts of music and engage in creative activities through a deeper exploration of the ideas and themes of the Link Up repertoire.
Chuck Berry (1926–2017), often called the father of rock and roll, was a singer and songwriter born Charles Edward Anderson in St. Louis, Missouri. He took the basic elements of rhythm and blues and added his signature electric guitar solos, catchy lyrics, and great showmanship to birth a new style that became rock and roll. Berry’s hit songs, including “Maybelline,” “Roll Over, Beethoven!” and “Johnny B. Goode,” became rock and roll classics covered by countless artists, and his music was the inspiration for groups like The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Berry was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and he performed at Carnegie Hall seven times!