We offered a special edition of the Grooveyard Top Ten tonight, paying tribute to Chuck Berry, the “Father of Rock and Roll”, who died last Saturday. Featured were the all-time top songs by Berry based on the Billboard charts.
First, a bonus clip, featuring Chuck Berry on the Mike Douglas Show in February 1972. Douglas’ co-hosts that week were John Lennon and Yoko Ono:
Now the Top Ten songs by Chuck Berry,as played tonight by Alan Seltzer on “The Grooveyard”:
“Reelin’ and Rollin'”
…a duet with his daughter, Ingrid Berry
“You Can Never Tell”
Here’s a bonus clip, the Chuck Berry tribute during the 23rd annual Kennedy Honors in 2000:
“Johnny B. Goode”
“Rock and Roll Music”
…a duet with Etta James, from the movie “Hail! Hail! Rock and Roll”
…on the “Midnight Special” show on NBC in 1973.
“No Particular Place to Go”
“Sweet Little Sixteen”
This clip, from Dick Clark’s “Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show” on February 22, 1958, features a young Johnny Carson sitting next to Clark while he was making the introduction. Carson mentioned that appearance when Chuck Berry was a guest on the Tonight Show on November 5, 1987…
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