We found out that Chuck Berry had died just before we started our Those Were The Days radio program last Saturday night. Many requested some of the 'Godfather Of Rock n' Roll's' best licks during last weeks show on FM 100.9. This weekend we will play for you some of the best cover versions of Chuck Berry songs. My favorites include: Promised Land-Elvis, Reelin' and Rockin'-Dave Clark Five, Roll Over Beethoven-Electric Light Orchestra, Memphis-Johnny Rivers, Back In the U.S.A.-Linda Rondstadt, Rock and Roll Music- Beatles or Beach Boys, and Carol- Rolling Stones. Many have the opinion that there would not have been a Beatles, Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, or many other groups and artists without Chuck Berry's influence.
Many will talk this week about his guitar licks. I have always been impressed by his lyrics...........I saw her from the corner and she turned and doubled back and started walking towards a coffee colored cadillac. (Nadine), The night was young and the moon was bold.. So we both decided to take a stroll. Can you imagine the way I felt? I couldn't unfasten her safety belt! (No Particular Place To Go), Los Angeles, give me Norfolk Virginia Tidewater four ten o nine. Tell the folks back home this is the promised land callin' And the poor boy's on the line (Promised Land), They furnished off an apartment with a two room Roebuck sale. The coolerator was crammed with TV dinners and ginger ale, But when Pierre found work, the little money comin' worked out well. "C'est la vie", say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell. (C'est la Vie).
Join the rock and roll party this Saturday night and request a song from the fifties through the eighties. We will ask you six trivia questions (one per hour) during Those Were The Days Saturday night between six and Midnight.
Phil Nee hosts WRCO FM's Those Were the Days every Saturday night from 6-12M. Phil is also heard weekday mornings on WRCO FM 100.9 in Richland Center, WI.